ISWI Newsletter - Vol.10 No.14
31 December 2018

Dear ISWI Participant:

This is the last issue for 2018. Warm thanks to each person who sent in material this year. Please continue to send space-weather-related material in 2019. Please send in announcements early as your item may not appear for up to 4 weeks.

Wishing you a happy and productive new year.

George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


[1] News from the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (read it)

[2] African Geophysical Society (AGS) Conference on Space Weather, Cairo, EGYPT, 25-28 March 2019 (read it)

[3] Father Dan's Geospace Engineering Program News from Philippines (read it)

[4] AGS Newsletter - Vol.1 No.1 - 27 November 2018 (read it)

[5] Readers of the ISWI website; a map of the world (read it)

[6] 3rd ANNOUNCEMENT, FReSWeD 2019, Towards Future Research on Space Weather Drivers July 2÷7, 2019; San Juan, Argentina (read it)

[7] International Space Weather Initiative Workshop, Trieste, Italy, 20÷24 May 2019 (read it)

[8] Another Space Weather Book Review from Whit (read it)

[9] CALLISTO status report/newsletter #78 (read it)

[1] News from the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

Prof K P S Chandana Jayaratne, Professor in Physics and Director, Astronomy and Space Science unit, Department of Physics, University of Colombo was inducted as the 77th General President of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

Announcement by SLAAS: <>

Send by Dr Yoshikawa, Kyushu University

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[2] Announcement Conference on Space Weather, Cairo, EGYPT, 25-28 March 2019

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to invite you to the conference 'African Geophysical Society (AGS) Conference on Space Weather 2019', to be held in Cairo, EGYPT, from 25-28 March 2019.

Space weather is a global challenge that requires improved and sustained international coordination to respond to severe space weather events. There is a need for advanced space weather models, forecast tools and data-sharing, which is the main concern of AGS2019 sessions. AGS2019 sessions will discuss the global forecast, nowcast and space weather warning capabilities needed to improve predictions and preparedness for space weather events. In the context of that topic, AGS2019 will height the need of more international cooperation and effort toward establishing a global space weather warning network. In addition to the enrichment of scientific knowledge and research capability committed to the young African researchers , ASG2019 would be an effective tool to raise the awareness on impacts of space weather phenomenon among African policymakers, designers and engineers.

• Solar active phenomena
• Space Weather prediction and forecasting
• Ionospheric Irregularities and Geomagnetic Disturbances
• GNSS and Communication systems
• Space Environment effects on Satellite Systems
• Space Weather and Climate Change
• Space Weather Hazards

Venue: The excellent Conference Venue is located in Cataract Pyramids Resort;5 star international standard hotel; which has unique location with beautiful panorama of the great Pyramids.


See you soon in Egypt. Ayman

Prof. Ayman M. Mahrous
Professor of Space Weather
Helwan University
Space Weather Monitoring Center (SWMC)
Fax.: +202-2555-2468
Tel.: +202-2764-5257

Send by Ayman M. Mahrous

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[3] Father Dan's Geospace Engineering Program News from Philippines

The Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) in Davao City is introducing a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, ahead of Philippine government plans to develop a space industry and attract space-related investments to Mindanao. The degree program, the first ever in the country, is starting this semester, according to Fr, Daniel J, McNamara, Ph.D., AdDU’s physics coordinator. He explained the idea arose from the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) proposal to set up a space facility in Mindanao in the next two years as part of the National Space Promotion, Awareness, and Capabilities Enhancement (SPACE) Development Program.

Read more: at this site

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University
Co-Head, Upper Atmosphere Dynamics / Solid Earth Dynamics Laboratory,
Manila Observatory
Editor, Ateneo Physics News
E-mail: qsugon[at]

Send by Quirino Sugon Jr.

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[4] AGS Newsletter - Vol.1 No.1 - 27 November 2018

It is published as part of the activities of the African Geophysical Society. You are encouraged to contribute material to this newsletter for distribution to the global scientific community. The material should be related to earth and space Science.

Aderonke Obafaye
The Editor.
27 November 2018.


2. *2nd African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW)*
3. *Chukwuka Cosmas Ezenma – CBSS Research Grant for African Students in Space Science and Astronomy 2018/2019 Call Opens*

Read this issue

Send by Aderonke Obafaye

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[5] This map shows where some of the readers of the ISWI web site are located.

Visitors of the ISWI website during the week of 23÷29 November 2018.

Send by Mitko Danov

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[6] 3rd ANNOUNCEMENT, FReSWeD 2019, Towards Future Research on Space Weather Drivers July 2÷7, 2019; San Juan, Argentina

This meeting will promote the exchange of information in the area of space weather, from the point of view of the phenomena that drive it from its origin in the solar atmosphere, through its evolution in the interplanetary medium, to its arrival in geospace. The event will be accompanied by a school with a mix of introductory tutorials, demos and hands-on labs.

This meeting and associated school are being organized on the occasion of the total solar eclipse of 2019, whose totality path will cross five provinces of Argentina extending for more than 1200 km.

Early-bird registration and abstract submission are now open:

Partial financial support can be requested at:

Please note that the deadline for early-bird registration, partial financial support request, and abstract submission for those requesting support, is 18 January 2019.

Best regards,
Cristina Mandrini, Hebe Cremades, and Carlos Francile,
On behalf of FReSWeD SOC and LOC

Send by Ana Georgina Elias

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[7] International Space Weather Initiative Workshop, Trieste, Italy, 20÷24 May 2019

Dear colegues,

Please note that the ISWI Workshop, organized by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and supported by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will be held in Trieste, Italy, from 20 to 24 May 2019. The detailed information about the Workshop is available on the ICTP website:

Thank you, and best regards, Shafa

Send by Sharafat Gadimova

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[8] Another Space Weather Book Review

If interested, here's another book review:
D. Knipp Understanding Space Weather and the Physics Behind It

All book reviews are here

Best regards, Whit

See: Reeve Book Reviews  (link to document 83KB, one page)

Send by Whitham D. Reeve

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[9] CALLISTO status report/newsletter #78

Super low solar radio activity in 2018

The Sun was not very active in 2018, there were hardly any bursts observed with all the instruments in the e-Callisto network. Currently, we have more than 150 instruments delivered to several places worldwide. Unfortunately, only about 50 instrument-hosts provide data to archive on a regular basis. My wish for 2019 is to get more of existing instruments operational. There is only very low manpower required to keep an instrument operational. We think a 1% FTE is sufficient to take care of an instrument.

If you need support, just let me know. I’m retired now and have plenty of time left to support you. Ideally, you install TeamViewer on your PC and provide login data such that I can help remotely.

See: Attached CALLISTO status report/newsletter #78  link to document (274KB, 3 pages)

Send by Christian Monstein

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(1) Poster African Geophysical Society (AGS) Conference, Cairo, EGYPT, 25-28 March 2019 link to document (182KB, one page)

(2) Poster Map of Visitors to the ISWI website,  link to document (105KB, one page)

(3) CALLISTO status report/newsletter #78  link to document (274KB, 3 pages)

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