Issue 118, 4 December, 2002

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1. Reminder: ASCE Information Open House at the Fall AGU Meeting
2. SEC Symposium and Retirement Banquet in Honor of Bob Hoffman
3. SHINE 2003 Workshop Set for July 6-11 on the Island of Maui
4. Job Announcement – Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Solar Physics at
Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, UK
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1. Reminder: ASCE Information Open House at the Fall AGU Meeting
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From: Leonard Strachan

The Advanced Spectroscopic and Coronagraphic Explorer (ASCE) is a proposed
NASA Medium-Class Explorer (MIDEX) mission currently in a Phase A study.
The ASCE team members invite the solar and heliospheric community to visit
an open house at anytime between 6:45 – 8:00 pm on Monday, December 9th at
the Moscone Convention Center Room 102. There will be information booths
where you can learn about the science investigation and hear about
opportunities to participate.

There will be the following information booths:

1. Science Objectives with Steven Cranmer and John Raymond
2. Mission Overview and Science Payload with John Kohl and Russell Howard
3. Science Operations, Data Access, and Guest Investigator Program with
Leonard Strachan

For more information, please contact Leonard Strachan at
lstrachan@cfa.harvard.edu .

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2. SEC Symposium and Retirement Banquet in Honor of Bob Hoffman
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From: “James A. Slavin”

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

After 40 years of leadership and service to NASA and the Space Science
Community, Bob Hoffman is planning to retire from Goddard Space Flight
Center effective January 3, 2003.

In recognition of this milestone, the Laboratory for Extraterrestrial
Physics is planning to hold an afternoon symposium followed by a banquet
in honor of Bob and his many contributions to our community. These
gatherings will be held at GSFC on Friday, January 17th.

At this time we have two requests:

1. If you think that you will attend, then please RSVP (via e-mail) to
that effect.

and

2. If you would like to be allotted time at the Symposium or Banquet to
make a brief presentation or a few remarks regarding important events or
scientific achievements in which Bob Hoffman (and you) participated, then
please send me a working title, some words describing the topic, and the
amount of time that you will need.

Thank you,

Jim Slavin

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3. SHINE 2003 Workshop Set for July 6-11 on the Island of Maui
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From: Jon Linker

SHINE workshops are the premier venue for lively scientific exchange
between solar and heliospheric physicists. SHINE workshops are
sponsored by NSF, but participation is community-wide. This year the
workshop will be held on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui at the
Outrigger Wailea (http://www.outrigger.com). The main workshop will be
held on July 7-11. The first-ever SHINE student day workshop will be
held on Sunday, July 6.

The workshop will convene three working groups on current research
topics concerning Solar Sources, Interplanetary Connections, and Solar
Energetic Particles. Working group leaders are David Alexander
(Lockheed), Nick Arge (U. of Col./CIRES & NOAA/SEC), Christina Cohen
(Caltech), Todd Hoeksema (NASA HQ), Tom Holzer (HAO) and Mark Popecki (U
of NH).

Plan to attend, YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE! Future announcements
will provide instructions for registration, housing, and details of the
scientific program. These will also be posted on the SHINE website
(http://www.shinegroup.org) as they become available.

SHINE Steering Committee: Jon Linker (SAIC), Chair; Nat Gopalswamy
(NASA/GSFC), Workshop Coordinator; Joan Burkepile (HAO), Jim Klimchuk (NRL),
Sara Martin (Helio Res.), Pete Riley (SAIC), Allan Tylka (NRL), Dave Webb
(BC), and Thomas Zurbuchen (U of Mich).

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4. Job Announcement – Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Solar Physics
at Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, UK
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From: libby Daghorn

MSSL is seeking a postdoctoral research assistant starting in early 2003
to undertake research in solar physics. The Solar Physics group consists
of 13 members of which four are academic staff, working in the areas of
solar flares, coronal mass ejections, coronal heating and solar-stellar
connection. We are one of the leading groups in the UK with active
involvement in a number of space-borne solar observatories including
SoHO, Yohkoh, TRACE, RHESSI and XMM-Newton. We are also involved in the
preparation and building of an instrument on the Solar-B mission.
Candidates are expected to have a PhD in solar physics or a related
area. Salary is to be negotiated depending on experience. To apply,
please send a CV, publication list and the email details of two referees
to Mrs. E. Daghorn (ead@mssl.ucl.ac.uk) by 30 January 2003.
For further information contact Professor Len Culhane
(jlc@mssl.ucl.ac.uk), Dr. Louise Harra (lkh@mssl.ucl.ac.uk) , or Dr.
Sarah Matthews (sam@mssl.ucl.acuk) or access our Web site on
http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/www_solar

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