ISWI Newsletter - Vol.4 No.123
15 December 2012

Dear ISWI Participant:

Two items today:

(1) An active member of ISWI is Dr Ayman Mahrous of Helwan University in Egypt. He is giving a space weather talk at Saitama University, Japan, on 21 Dec 2012 -- the announcement (in Japanese) is attached. Dr Mahrous received his Phd at this university.

(2) COSPAR and IAU were co-organizers of all twenty UNBSSI workshops. Both organizations have space weather components to them. COSPAR releases information on COSPAR Panel on Space Weather on a regular basis through COSPAR publications. As for the IAU, I attach their updated strategic planning document (courtesy of Dr Hans Haubold at UNOOSA in Vienna).

Wishing you a Merry Christmas,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.


(1) the announcement for Mahrous SW talk in Japan on 21 Dec 2012 (in Japanese) 432KB pdf, 1 page, (click link to document)

(2) IAU Strategic Plan 2010–2020 "Astronomy for Development" with 2012 update on implementation 3 515KB pdf, 62 pages, (click link to document)

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