MIST Council would like to congratulate those who have been recognised for contributions to the field by the Royal Astronomical Society recently, but particularly we would like to congratulate those members of the MIST community who are to be honoured at the next National Astronomy Meeting.
Emma Bunce has won the Chapman Medal for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the magnetospheres of gas giants, Matt Taylor has won the Service Award for his exceptional work in co-ordinating and contributing to ESA's Rosetta mission, and Jim Wild has been awarded the James Dungey lectureship for his excellent and highly relevant work on substorms and reconnection in the magnetotail. We would also like to congratulate Kerri Donaldson Hanna for winning the Winton Award for planetary science.
MIST Council applauds each of the winners, alongside the other academics who will be recognised in Liverpool this spring!
The Royal Astronomical Society have announced this year's programme of Specialist Discussion Meetings, which are held on the first Friday of most months from October 2017 until summer 2018. Although there are many meetings which may be of interest to the MIST community, the two which appear to be most relevant to MIST research are a meeting on dynamic coupling in the terrestrial atmosphere (convened by Tracy Moffat-Griffin et al) and a second meeting on the ground effects of space weather events (convened by Ciaran Beggan et al). If you'd like to find out more, follow the links to the MIST pages about both meetings; if you'd like to see the full list of Specialist Discussion Meetings, then visit the RAS website.
Congratulations to Jasmine Sandhu and Jonny Rae, both at MSSL, who have been elected (and, in Jonny’s case, re-elected) to MIST Council. They join Ian McCrea (Chair - RAL), Sarah Badman (Lancaster), Luke Barnard (Reading) and John Coxon (Southampton), all of whom continue in their posts.