ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.2
03 January 2013
Dear ISWI Participant:
If you live in a country where there is not much space weather
research-and-education activity going on but you want to change that
situation, I very much encourage you to read the attached invitation
from the ISWI-famous CALLISTO Project conducted by the indefatigable
Christian Monstein of Zurich, Switzerland.
The CALLISTO spectrometer is truly a low-cost yet high-performance
scientific instrument. Morever, it is part of large network of
similar instruments. So you do not just get one instrument in this
deal -- you get access to the entire network of CALLISTO spectrometers.
Think about the research possibilities.
Hence, it would be well worth your while to buy his airline ticket so that
he can visit your institute and get you plugged into the fascinating
world of CALLISTO data acquisition and space weather research. It is
also an outstanding platform for teaching space weather to university
Accept his invitation while his supply of units last !
Best Wishes for the New Year,|
and Best Wishes for the Year of the Snake,
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Webmaster Notes: In box below is the Invitation
(1) Christian Monstein CALLISTO solar burst radio spectrometer, e-Callisto network Invitation to connect CALLISTO network 681KB pdf, 1 page, (click )
If you want to read the original newsletter, click here.
CALLISTO solar burst radio spectrometer,
During the last 10 years, within the framework of IHY2007 and ISWI, we produced more than 70
instruments and provided spectrometers to more than 30 locations in more than 20 countries to observe
solar radio bursts, to do radio-monitoring and/or education.
For current instrument distribution, see this site Click Projects -> ISWI instrument distribution
Instrument-, travel- and accommodation-cost to support observatories in developing countries was mainly
assumed by local institutions, UNO and NASA.
However, these funding sources are in no position to fund this project without end, and so these sources
are no longer available to this project. On the other hand, there are still 7 tested instruments ready to be
distributed and 5 more are in the current production pipeline.
Two ways of participation in the e-Callisto network are possible:
- You simply buy an instrument, install it yourself and provide data to the network. In return you get
full access to ALL data of the network. Quotation on request.
- You provide funding for the instrument, for travel and for accommodation for me to cover 2-3
days at your location. In return I’ll help during installation, configuration, optimization, and I will
train your people in observation issues, data analysis and will give a general talk about the
instrument (hardware and software) and the network.
More information (including email address) here: http://e-callisto.org/