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Volume XXII, Issue 61
October 29, 2015

Editor: Peter Chi
Co-Editor: Guan Le
Distribution Support: Sharon Uy, Todd King, Kevin Addison
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Table of Contents

1. SPA Agency Night and Section Reception
2. MEETING: IRIS-7 Workshop, April 11-15, 2016, Weihai, China
3. VarSITI Newsletter Volume 7



SPA Agency Night and Section Reception

From: David Sibeck and Larry Paxton

Dear SPA Section members and associates,

On Tuesday December 15 2015 we will have SPA’s annual Agency night event and SPA Section reception. The event will begin at 630PM in a TBD room at the Moscone Center. You will hear from representatives from NSF and NASA Heliophysics. There will be an opportunity to ask questions in person. In addition, you can NOW submit questions to aguspaagencynight2015 at gmail.com.  You should specify whether you would like to be recognized as the originator of the question or not. Time permitting these questions will be asked of the Agency representatives.

This year the SPA Section will be having a reception and not a banquet.
The reception will be held at 7:30 PM on Tuesday night in Salons 10 and 11 of the Marriott Marquis, immediately after SPA Agency night.  There will be no cost to attend the reception, but it is necessary to register.  Per an email sent out by the AGU on October 19, you can register at 


We are looking forward to seeing you there.  Please be sure to register by the deadline of Friday November 6.

with best wishes

David Sibeck
SPA Section President
Larry Paxton
SPA Section President-Elect


MEETING: IRIS-7 Workshop, April 11-15, 2016, Weihai, China

From: Hui Tian (tianhui924 at gmail.com)

First Announcement

Dates: April 11-15, 2016

Venue: Shandong University at Weihai, Weihai, Shandong, China

Hosts: Shandong University and Peking University

Scientific Rationale:

The rationale is to reach out to the solar physics community in Asia, where there has been ever growing interest and use of data from the Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer (IRIS) 

mission. The workshop is designed for researchers and students in this region. The program will be similar to that of the IRIS-5 workshop in India and will consist of mainly tutorials on UV 

spectroscopy, IRIS data analysis, radiative transfer, and IRIS-related quiet Sun and flare simulations. There will be lectures as well as hands-on sessions. A secondary goal of the workshop is 

to facilitate future IRIS-coordination and synergy with ground-based instruments (such as NST, NVST and ONSET) built/operated by solar physicists in this region. 

  Hui Tian (Peking University, China; Chair)
  Bart De Pontieu (LMSAL, USA)
  Jongchul Chae (Seoul National University, Korea)
  Haisheng Ji (Purple Mountain Observatory, China)
  Wei Liu (LMSAL, USA)
  Lidong Xia (Shandong University, China)

  Hongqiang Song (Shandong University; Chair)
  Meng Du, Hui Yu, Qiping Hu, Hui Fu, Zhao Wu (Shandong University)
  Limei Yan, Jiansen He, Hui Tian (Peking University)

Confirmed Tutors/Speakers (more to be added):
  Tiago Pereira (University of Oslo, Norway): Tutorial on IRIS data analysis
  Mats Carlsson (University of Oslo, Norway): Tutorial on Radiative transfer
  Bart De Pontieu (LMSAL, USA): Tutorial on coordination between IRIS and other instruments
  Hui Tian (Peking University, China): Tutorial on UV Spectroscopy

  Haisheng Ji (Purple Mountain Observatory, China): NST coordination with IRIS
  Jongchul Chae (Seoul National University, Korea): NST/FISS coordination with IRIS
  Zhi Xu (Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, China): NVST coordination with IRIS
  Yu Dai (Nanjing University, China): ONSET coordination with IRIS

Tentative schedule:
  Days 1-3: Tutorials on UV spectroscopy, IRIS data analysis, radiative transfer, Bifrost simulation, and flare simulation with RADYN
  Day 4: IRIS-related science talks; Posters will be on for the whole week.
  Day 5: Tutorials on coordination between IRIS and NST, NVST, ONSET and possibly Hinode, including description of these instruments and tutorial on writing observing proposals.


For any query email Hui Tian at tianhui924 at gmail.com or Hongqiang Song at hqsong at sdu.edu.cn


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