ISWI Newsletter - Vol.6 No.042
15 September 2014

Dear ISWI Participant:

This newsletter is published for the ISWI community on behalf of the ISWI Secretariat. Publication material is from the community, and is distributed to the community.

Accordingly, please send in material to share with everyone concerned. It helps you; it helps others; it helps the mission of ISWI. So it is a "win win win" situation.

Reminder: Registration is open for 2015 UN/Japan Workshop on Space Weather. Kindly see below for more details, Item #4.

Item #1 is a great, great report from Africa..

George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


[1] AFRICAN SCHOOL ON SPACE SCIENCE: "Related Application and Awareness for Sustainable Development of the Region", hosted by the University of Rwanda, 30 June–11 July 2014. (read it)

[2] SCOSTEP Awards for 2014 (read it)

[3] SCOSTEP/ISWI International School on Space Science, September 15–24, 2014, Lima, Peru. (read it)

[4] Online registration for "2015 UN/Japan Workshop on Space Weather", Fukuoka, Japan, 2-6 March 2015 is now open (read it)

[5] "Eleventh Canadian Solar Workshop", 17-19 October 2014, Quebec, Canada (read it)

[1] An African School on Space Science took place in Rwanda, Kigali City (University of Rwanda -Head Quarters) from 30th June to 11th July 2014.

The School was jointly organized by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Italy), the Institute of Scientific Research of Boston College (B.C , USA) and the University of Rwanda (UR) College of Science and Technology(CST).

The 63 participants came from these countries: Ethiopia.(1); Burundi.(1); Kenya..(6); Uganda..(6); Tanzania.(1); Rwanda.(15); Switzerland..(1); France..(2); Italy..(5); Zambia..(2); Algeria.(1); Malawi..(1); USA.(8); Guinee..(1); Nigeria.(5); South Africa.(2); Egypt..(1); Ivory Coast..(4);

For the full report please see the first attached file

(Sent in by Jean Uwamahoro)

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[2] The 2014 SCOSTEP awards went to three persons.

To read more, please open the second attached file

(Sent in by Marianna Shepherd)

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[3] SCOSTEP/ISWI International School on Space Science
This space science schools starts today !!!

Open the third attached file to view the final school schedule

You can be sure a superb school report will come out later.

(Sent in by Nat Gopalswamy)

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[4] Online registration for the "2015 UN/Japan Workshop on Space Weather" is now underway at this United Nations website:

It is open to anyone as there is no registration fee -- but you are expected to present something in oral-format or poster-format. In return, you can enjoy the sights, sounds, and delicious food of Fukuoka in the deep south of Japan. (See "Host City and Workshop Venue" section of the aforementioned webpage -- this section is new.)

Webmaster Notes: See Workshop Venue on Google Maps here.

Based on submitted abstracts and competitive evaluation, roughly 30 persons will be provided with air-fare and accommodations (from UN funds) to attend this workshop in March. Naturally, preference will be given to applicants from developing nations. Dead line for applications is the end of November. Hope to meet you in Fukuoka, where I live.

(Sent in by G. Maeda)

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[5] Announcement
Eleventh Canadian Solar Workshop
17-19 October 2014, Centre Touristique
La Petite Rouge, Quebec

The Canadian Solar Workshop provides a relatively informal workshop-type venue where the Canadian Solar Physics and Space Weather communities can meet and discuss research activities in their groups, exchange ideas and foster collaborative endeavours.

For more information, please visit

(Sent in by Ljubomir Nikolic, via the Canadian Space Agency email service)

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(1) Highlights from African School Space Science Rwanda, Kigali City (University of Rwanda –Head Quarters) from 30th June to 11th July 20143 597 KB pdf, 29 pages, (click link to document)

(2) SCOSTEP Awards for 2014 584 KB pdf, 2 pages, (click link to document)

(3) Shedule of SCOSTEP/ISWI International School on Space Science September 15–24, 2014, Lima, Peru 350 KB pdf, one page, (click link to document)

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