Table of Contents
1. Join Us on October 30-31 for the Workshop on Maximizing the Scientific Return of NASA Data
2. AAS/SPD Hale and Harvey Prizes – Last Call For Nominations
3. 2019 Call for Applications for the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
4. Monday Science Telecon, October 29
5. Advances in Space Research – Special Issue Announcement
6. Graduate Studies in Heliophysics at the University of Arizona
7. JOB OPENING: Postdoc Position at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (Parker Solar Probe / SWEAP)
8. RHESSI Science Nuggets in October 2018
Announcement Submission Website:
Join Us on October 30-31 for the Workshop on Maximizing the Scientific Return of NASA Data
From: Janet Kozyra (janet.kozyra at
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) seeks to expand human knowledge through new scientific discoveries in order to understand the Sun, Earth, Solar System, and Universe. SMD, in partnership with the Nation’s science community, conducts scientific studies of the Earth and Sun from space, returns data and samples from other bodies in the solar system, and peers out into the vast reaches of the universe. Each of the four Science Divisions within SMD generates, analyzes, and archives large amounts of data to support unique science objectives and delivers data and scientific results to millions of users around the world.
In the past, management of data and computing resources has been conducted based on the specific needs of each mission or Division, with limited consideration for enabling inter-disciplinary research. SMD seeks to develop a new Strategic Plan for Scientific Data and Computing to guide the evolution of the array of data and computing systems supporting research across the four science areas within SMD over the next five years. To inform this work, SMD is hosting a Workshop on Maximizing the Scientific Return of NASA Data on October 30th and 31st in Washington, D.C. The workshop will bring together thought leaders from academia, industry, and government to gather community input on a new, whole-of-SMD approach that leverages advances in information technology to enable groundbreaking scientific research.
The link can be found at:
We hope you can join us! If you have any questions or concerns, please email National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Science Mission Directorate
AAS/SPD Hale and Harvey Prizes – Last Call For Nominations
From: Haimin Wang ( at
Nominations are sought for the 2019 American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division (AAS/SPD) George Ellery Hale Prize. In considering candidates, the Hale and Harvey Prize Committee is to be guided by the impact of the candidates’ research in solar physics, general astronomy, geophysics, mathematics, and physics. Any living scientist is eligible to receive the award without consideration of race, sex, nationality or membership in the SPD. Please see for the detailed eligibility criteria and a list of previous awardees.
Nominations are also sought for the 2019 AAS/SPD early career Karen Harvey Prize. This prize is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to the study of the Sun early in a person’s professional career. The prize will be awarded to a person who has not reached 36 years of age, or who has not reached ten years of cumulative professional experience since the Ph.D or equivalent degree, at the end of calendar year 2018. This award is open to anyone who meets the age and professional experience requirements, without consideration of race, sex, nationality or membership in the SPD. Please see for the detailed eligibility criteria and a list of previous awardees.
A letter of nomination for the Hale or Harvey prize, with supporting letters of endorsement (at least two of nomination/support letter writers must be from members of the Society), full curriculum vitae should be submitted to the Hale and Harvey Prize Committee, which will be responsible for the selection.
Please note some updated guidelines as posted in SPD webpage. E.g., nominations for the Harvey prize must be updated every year with at minimum an updated CV and cover letter (other additional materials/updates are also encouraged). Nominations for the Hale prize must be updated every three years – again with CV and nomination letter, and other materials if desired. If a complete package for Hale Prize was submitted in 2017 or 2018, no new information is required, but the nominator can choose to update the package entirely or partially.
Deadline for receipt of letters and supporting documents for either (Hale or Harvey) prize nomination is November 16, 2018. Submissions should be sent to Haimin Wang at
2019 Call for Applications for the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
From: Kendra Greb (kgreb at
Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 11, 2019.
UCAR is pleased to announce the 2019 call for applications for the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship program sponsored by NASA’s Living with a Star (LWS) program. These fellowships are designed to train the next generation of researchers in the emerging field of heliophysics.
Heliophysics embraces all aspects of the Sun-Solar System, and includes many of the basic physical processes found in the laboratory, the solar system, and throughout the universe. These processes generally involve the interactions of ionized gases (plasmas) with gravitational and electro-magnetic fields, and with neutral matter. The physical domain of heliophysics ranges from deep inside the Sun to the Earth’s upper atmosphere.
Jack Eddy Fellowships provide a unique opportunity to go where few have gone before! Fellows are UCAR employees and receive a fixed annual salary, UCAR’s extensive benefits package, and allowances for relocation, travel and publications. Appointments will be announced by April 1, 2019.
To apply for the fellowship and for more information and please visit:
Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Monday Science Telecon, October 29
From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at
At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (October 29), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecons. The speaker this Monday will be Chae-Woo Jun from UCLA. The topic will be “A statistical study of EMIC waves associated with or without injections using the Van Allen Probes and GOES satellites”.
The telecom will be broadcast live via webex. If you would like to join, please go to, 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: 1-844-467-6272 with passcode 901533
Please remember to mute your telephone if you are not speaking.
Looking forward to speaking with you.
Advances in Space Research – Special Issue Announcement
From: Daniel Gómez (gomez at
Dear Colleague,
The proceedings of the COLAGE XI ( will be published by Advances in Space Research (ASR), through the following two special issues (SI) listed below. *Deadline for submission is March 31, 2019* and accepted articles will be published free of charge.
Even though we expect that most contributions will come from COLAGE XI participants, note that both special issues will accept submissions from other authors as well. We invite authors that contributed to Sessions 1, 2 in COLAGE XI to submit to SI1, and those who contributed to Sessions 3-7 to submit to SI2. Papers must be submitted electronically to
To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the corresponding SI, authors must select the “Article Type” indicated below when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Enclosed please find the full description for both issues.
SI1: “Recent results on solar and heliospheric phenomena affecting Earth” (Guest Eds.: Cristina Mandrini & Hebe Cremades) Article type: “Special Issue: SOL-HEL Phenomena – Earth”
SI2: “Magnetosphere, ionosphere and their connection to Space Weather” (Guest Eds.: Daniel Gomez & Sergio Dasso) Article type: “Special Issue: Space weather connection”
Best regards,
Daniel Gómez (chairman of COLAGE XI)
Graduate Studies in Heliophysics at the University of Arizona
From: Kristopher Klein (kgklein at
The Department of Planetary Science and the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona seek prospective graduate students who are interested in pursuing research in space physics and heliophysics. The deadline for application is December 10th, 2018. Both fellowships and research assistantships are available for the qualified applicant. Successful candidates will enter the program in Fall 2019. Prospective students should apply at
The solar and heliospheric research group at LPL ( has a long history studying the Sun’s extended atmosphere as it moves outward through the solar system and encounters the local interstellar medium. The group studies many different aspects of the Heliosphere, including the transport of galactic cosmic rays within the solar system, the acceleration and transport of high-energy solar particles, the physics of shocks in the interplanetary medium, and the transport and dissipation of energy in turbulent plasmas such as the solar wind. LPL researchers have had significant involvement in the Voyager spacecraft missions, as well as involvement with other missions aimed at studying the Sun and solar wind, including ACE, Wind, Ulysses, and the recently launched Parker Solar Probe.
Inquiries about the program and the application process can be directed to either Prof. Kristopher Klein (kgklein at or Prof. Joe Giacalone (giacalon at The University of Arizona is an EOAA employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We request researchers and teachers to distribute this advertisement to qualified candidates.
JOB OPENING: Postdoc Position at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (Parker Solar Probe / SWEAP)
From: Anthony Case, Kelly Korreck, Michael Stevens (tonycase at
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is looking for two post-docs to join the Solar Wind Electrons, Alphas, and Protons (SWEAP) team to study the solar wind as part of the Parker Solar Probe mission. Candidates must have experience with research in the solar wind field (data analysis, theory, or modeling), with a preference toward candidates experienced in analyzing solar wind proton, alpha particle, and/or electron data. Come join our team! Apply via the website: Applications closing November 15, 2018.
RHESSI Science Nuggets in October 2018
From: Hugh Hudson (hhudson at
No. 335, “CORONAS/SPIRIT Mg XII and nanoflares”, by Anton Reva. Monochromatic Mg XII spectroheliography sets severe limits on nanoflare heating models.
No. 334, “White-light Emission and Non-thermal Electrons”, by Kyoung-Sun LEE. An intimiate relationship between accelerated electrons and visible flare continuum.
See listing the current series, 2008-present, and for the original series, 2005-2008. We publish these at roughly two-week intervals and welcome contributions, which should be related, at least loosely, to RHESSI science.
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