Volume XXIV, Issue 42


Table of Contents

1. Memorial Service for John Freeman

2. The New Solar Telescope (NST) at Big Bear Solar Observatory renamed to the Goode Solar Telescope (GST)

3. Monday Science Telecon

4. RHESSI Science Nugget No. 303

5. JOB OPENING: SMILE SXI Instrument Software Scientist at MSSL/UCL


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Memorial Service for John Freeman

From: Umbe Cantu (umbe at

A memorial service for Dr. Freeman will be held on July 29 at 2:00pm in Houston, TX.

St. John’s Presbyterian Church
5020 W. Belfort Blvd.
Houston, Tx 77035

He had many charities that he was personally involved in. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of the following:

Living Waters for the World: Clean Water Ministry


ALS Texas Chapter

While he will be greatly missed by many, his legacy will continue forever.


The New Solar Telescope (NST) at Big Bear Solar Observatory renamed to the Goode Solar Telescope (GST)

From: Andrew Gerrard (gerrard at

The New Jersey Institute of Technology-Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research (NJIT-CSTR) is pleased to announce that the 1.6-m, off-axis New Solar Telescope (NST), located at the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), has been renamed to the “Goode Solar Telescope” (GST) as of July 17, 2017. This renaming is in appreciation and dedication to NJIT Distinguished Research Professor Dr. Phil Goode, originator and former director (1997-2013) of CSTR, and PI of the GST design, construction, and realization. Furthermore, this renaming celebrates Phil Goode’s accomplishments in multi-conjugate adaptive optics, utilized on the GST at BBSO. It is with deep appreciation and respect to Phil Goode that the world’s highest resolution telescope be named in his honor. More information and requests for observing time on the GST can be found at:


Monday Science Telecon

From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at

At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (July 31), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecons. The speaker this Monday will be Michael G. Henderson from Los Alamos National Laboratory. The topic will be “The relationship between streamers, torches, omega bands and pseudo-breakups”.

The telecom will be broadcast live via webex. If you would like to join, please
go to, search for the ‘Dayside Science’ meeting, 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.


RHESSI Science Nugget No. 303

From: Hugh Hudson (hhudson at

“Bastille Day 2017”, by Hugh Hudson and Sa”m Krucker. Interesting flares really do happen on Bastille Day…


listing the current series, 2008-present, and

for the original series, 2005-2008.

We publish these at roughly two-week intervals and welcome contributions.


JOB OPENING: SMILE SXI Instrument Software Scientist at MSSL/UCL

From: Graziella Branduardi-Raymont (g.branduardi-raymont at

SMILE SXI Instrument Software Scientist at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory
UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics
Ref: 1657829
Salary: £ 31,076 – 38,183 per annum
Closing date: 22 August 2017

A new postdoctoral position has been created at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL, based at Holmbury St. Mary, near Dorking in Surrey), the home of UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics.

The position will entail creating and analysing science and instrument simulations, and designing and coding elements of the Soft X-ray Imager (SXI) Pipeline Processing Software. The SXI is the primary instrument onboard the SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, mission which is currently under joint development by the European Space Agency and the Chinese Academy of Sciences and is due for launch at the end of 2021. For further details see:

This full time post is available from September 1st, 2017, initially for a period of 19 months, with the likelihood of being renewed for a further 3 years. The salary will be at Research Grade 7 (in the range £ 31,076 – 38,183 per annum).

Further details about MSSL can be found on For further information regarding the post please contact Prof. Graziella Branduardi-Raymont ( If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Libby Daghorn (


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