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Volume XXVI, Issue 15


Table of Contents

1. Files From the NASA Heliophysics Advisory Committee December 2018 Meeting

2. The first ISEE Award to Dr. Hisao Takahashi (INPE)

3. First Release of Data From NASA’s GOLD Mission 

4. MEETING: SuperDARN Workshop 2019, Fujiyoshida, Japan, June 2-7, 2019

5. MEETING: GEM Summer Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 22-28, 2019

6. Monday Science Telecon, March 11

7. SESSION: "Linking the Sun to the Heliosphere - the Solar Orbiter Mission" at NAM2019, Lancaster, UK, Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2019

8. 2019 NASA Planetary Science Summer Seminar Applications Due April 1, 2019

9. 2019 ISR Summer School, Pikku-Syöte, Finland, 12-17 August 2019

10. Job Opening: Tenure Track Faculty Position at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Announcement Submission Website: http://goo.gl/forms/qjcm4dDr4g


Files From the NASA Heliophysics Advisory Committee December 2018 Meeting

From: Mike Liemohn (liemohn at umich.edu)

The Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC) held a meeting in late December 2018. The documents from that meeting are now online at the HPAC website:


HPAC had numerous findings and recommendations back to NASA in our report. Note that this is a FACA-level committee, so the meetings and reports are open to the public. The link above includes PDF files not only for the latest meeting but also for past HPAC meetings and a link to the page for the predecessor subcommittee, with meeting PDFs going back more than a decade. 


The first ISEE Award to Dr. Hisao Takahashi (INPE)

From: Kanya Kusano (kusano at nagoya-u.jp)

Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University presented the first ISEE Award to Dr. Hisao Takahashi (INPE) for his outstanding contribution to the space-earth environmental research through the studies of ionospheric disturbances in the equatorial region.  For the details, please refer http://www.isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/topics/20190213.html


First Release of Data From NASA’s GOLD Mission 

From: Richard Eastes and Andrey Krywonos (richard.eastes at lasp.colorado.edu)

Data from NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission are now available from the GOLD Science Data Center (SDC) at http://gold.cs.ucf.edu. The L1C (spatial-spectral image cubes), L1D (“Quicklook” - thumbnail images and plots) data and relevant information about these data can be accessed under “DATA” near the top of the page. The Quicklook data allow users to browse through GOLD L1D images for each of the GOLD observation types performed since operations began: daytime disk (DAY), limb scans (LIM), nighttime disk (NI1), and occultations (OCC). Data release notes and a GOLD Science Data Products guide are available at the “Documentation” link under “DATA”.


MEETING: SuperDARN Workshop 2019, Fujiyoshida, Japan, June 2-7, 2019

From: Tsutomu Nagatsuma (tnagatsu at nict.go.jp)

The SuperDARN Workshop 2019 will be held on June 2-7, 2019, at the foot
of Mt. Fuji, Highland Resort Hotel & Spa in Fujiyoshida, Japan. The
Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) is an international
consortium of ground-based high frequency (HF) radar observations for
space and upper atmospheric sciences, and space weather. This workshop
is open to the broad scientific community for studying a wide variety of
ionospheric, magnetospheric, and upper atmospheric phenomena.

- Deadline of abstract submission is set on April 15, 2019
- Early registration deadline is April 26, 2019 at JPY 45,000 (
Participant) and JPY 30,000 (Student)
  Registration is JPY 55,000 (Participant) and JPY 40,000 (Student)

Detailed information can be available on the Workshop web site:


 We are looking forward to meeting you in the workshop!

Science Organizing Committee:
Nozomu Nishitani/ISEE, Tsutomu Nagatsuma/NICT, Sessai Yukimatu/NIPR,
Masakazu Watanabe/Kyushu U., Keisuke Hosokawa/UEC

Tsutomu Nagatsuma
SuperDARN Workshop 2019 Local Organizing Committee Chair


MEETING: GEM Summer Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 22-28, 2019

From: Chia-Lin Huang, Christopher Mouikis (chia-lin.huang at unh.edu)

The GEM 2019 Summer Workshop will be held during June 22-28, 2019 at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, NM. Please go to our new conference website http://gemworkshop.org for the meeting information.

   - There will be a CEDAR-GEM joint meeting on Saturday June 22.

   - Student day is on June 23

   - Regular GEM week on June 24 – 28

Some important dates:

   - Application for student support: March 1 - April 30, 2019

   - Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 15, 2019

   - Deadline for poster submissions: May 31, 2019

If you have questions on registration, student financial support, family care grant, and the workshop, please contact the GEM coordinators at University of New Hampshire:

   Chia-Lin Huang (chia-lin.huang at unh.edu) and 

   Christopher Mouikis (chris.mouikis at unh.edu)

For questions about hotel, student accommodation and travel arrangement, and registration payment, please contact:

   Umbe Oliveira-Cantu (olivevents at comcast.net)

Looking forward to meeting you at the GEM!


Monday Science Telecon, March 11

From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at nasa.gov)

At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (March 11), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecons. The speaker this Monday will be Sam Bingham from the University of New Hampshire. The topic will be "The Development of Chorus, Source and Seed electrons, and the Radiation Belt Response During ICME- and CIR-driven Storms".

The telecom will be broadcast live via webex. If you would like to join, please go to http://uclaigpp.webex.com/, search for the ‘Dayside Science' meeting (Meeting number: 280 328 066), enter your name and contact information, and then the meeting password, which is Substorm1!

To hear the audio, do not dial the number that pops up on the webex website. Instead, please dial the following toll-free (in the United States) number:
with passcode 901533#

Please remember to mute your telephone if you are not speaking.

Looking forward to speaking with you.


SESSION: "Linking the Sun to the Heliosphere - the Solar Orbiter Mission" at NAM2019, Lancaster, UK, Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2019

From: Daniel Verscharen (d.verscharen at ucl.ac.uk)

The 2019 National Astronomy Meeting at Lancaster University, UK, will host the session "Linking the Sun to the Heliosphere - the Solar Orbiter Mission".

Session Description:
Solar Orbiter will launch in 2020. It is unique in combining a near-Sun (<0.3 au) and out-of-ecliptic orbit (solar latitudes >20deg) with a payload making detailed measurements of the Sun and the solar wind through a combination of four in-situ and six remote-sensing instruments. Solar Orbiter represents a unique opportunity for the Solar Physics and MIST communities to come together to capitalise on solar and heliospheric science. At this last NAM before launch, our session aims to stimulate discussions between experts in remote-sensing observations, in-situ measurements, and related theory in preparation for Solar Orbiter. 

The meeting will take place from June 30 through July 4, 2019. The abstract submission is open until March 15. Please join us and submit your abstracts here: https://nam2019.org/science/abstract-submission


2019 NASA Planetary Science Summer Seminar Applications Due April 1, 2019

From: Leslie Lowes (leslie.l.lowes at jpl.nasa.gov)

NASA is accepting applications – from science and engineering post-docs, recent PhDs, doctoral students, junior faculty, and engineering students within 6-9 months of completion of their master’s degree but not planning to pursue a PhD degree, and junior faculty – for its 31st Annual Planetary Science Summer Seminar. PSSS is a 12-week long career development experience from May 20 – August 9, 2019, with an onsite culminating week August 5-9, 2019 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

During the 11 weeks of virtual webinar sessions and the onsite culminating week at JPL, student teams will carry out the equivalent of an early mission concept study, prepare a proposal authorization presentation, present it to a review board, and receive feedback. By the end of the experience, students will have a clearer understanding of the life cycle of a space mission; relationships between mission design, cost, and schedule; and the tradeoffs necessary to stay within cost and schedule while preserving the quality of science.

Applications are due April 1, 2019. Partial financial support is available for a limited number of individuals. Further information is available at http://psss.jpl.nasa.gov


2019 ISR Summer School, Pikku-Syöte, Finland, 12-17 August 2019

From: Elizabeth Kendall (summerschool at esd.sri.com)

2019 ISR Summer School
Pikku-Syöte, Finland
12-17 August 2019

The 2019 ISR Summer School will be held August 12-17 at Pikku-Syöte, about an hour’s drive from Oulu, Finland. The school provides students with hands-on experience in designing and running experiments at incoherent scatter radar facilities. During this summer school, students will have the opportunity to run experiments with the EISCAT incoherent scatter radars (ISRs) and use data from multiple ISR observatories, such as Poker Flat (PFISR), Millstone Hill, Arecibo and Jicamarca. The school will be structured to provide presentations in the morning and hands-on experience in experiment design and analysis in the afternoons. The morning lectures will include an introduction to the theory of incoherent scatter, radar operations, ISR analysis techniques, and community databases. The afternoon exercises will involve working closely with ISR facility staff in the topic areas of proposal design, experiment execution, and data analysis. All students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced scientists from multiple institutions.

The ISR summer school is suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students and attendance is limited. For most students attending institutions within the United States, travel, housing and meals will be provided. For post-docs and students outside of the United States, funding will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All students who wish to apply for the ISR summer school must follow the application instructions at the summer school web site:


The 2019 ISR summer school is a collaboration between the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the EISCAT Scientific Association. The US portion of the school is sponsored by the NSF through its Geospace Facilities Program within the Geosciences Directorate and is organized by SRI International. The EISCAT portion of the school is sponsored by the EISCAT Scientific Association and organized by Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory. For more information about the school, please contact summerschool at esd.sri.com. 

The deadline for application submission is 19 April 2019.

Notice of acceptance will be sent to participants by 3 May 2019.


Job Opening: Tenure Track Faculty Position at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

From: Alan Liu (alan.liu at erau.edu)

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Engineering Physics

The Department of Physical Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Campus invites applications for a Tenure-Track faculty position emphasizing space- or ground-based instrumentation and systems engineering in the areas of atmospheric, geospace, planetary or astronomical sciences. This 9-month tenure-track position will be at the rank of assistant professor.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in any related discipline and be available by August 15, 2019. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop a productive and vigorous externally-funded research program, as well as possess the enthusiasm and drive to teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students.  

The Physical Sciences Department, comprising approximately 35 faculty members, is home to one of the leading ABET-accredited undergraduate Engineering Physics programs in the US, as well as growing BS Space Physics, BS Astronomy & Astrophysics, MS Engineering Physics, and PhD Engineering Physics programs. The Department also delivers physics, astronomy and chemistry service courses to other majors.

Applications are currently under consideration, and the position will remain open until filled.  Please submit applications online, including a cover letter, full CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, as well as the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references. Please submit all application materials at http://careers.erau.edu, requisition #190125.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The university does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.  Embry-Riddle is also committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We continually strive to recognize, respect and celebrate the differences and cultural identities among individuals as we recruit, support, and embrace our diverse community. We work to provide a safe environment where self-expression is welcome.  We strive to create a campus climate free of discrimination so that networks, partnerships and cultural competency continue to be fostered through leadership, integrity, care and respect.

Inquiries may be addressed to:
Terry D. Oswalt, Ph.D.
Chair, Dept. Physical Sciences
Office: (386) 226-7571
terry.oswalt at erau.edu


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