The Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) will be held on the campus of Lancaster University from Sunday 30th June to Thursday 4th July 2019. The official website is available here. In addition to the UK's astronomy community, the meeting includes the UK Solar Physics (UKSP) and Magnetosphere Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial (MIST) communities. Lancaster is the home to a large and active MIST group, and so the MIST community will be right at home next year!
Isobel Hook and Jim Wild, on the behalf of the organisers, write:
We now invite the community to submit proposals for parallel sessions to be held at NAM2019. Proposals are welcome for sessions covering all aspects of NAM, UKSP, and MIST science, including cross-discipline sessions.
The deadline for submitting parallel session proposals is Monday 7 January 2019 at 17:30 UTC and proposals should be submitted here.
Autumn MIST will be held at the Geological Society (opposite the Royal Astronomical Society) at Burlington House, in London, on Friday 30 November 2018. The meeting will commence at 10:30 and will include a poster session, lightning talks, and oral sessions. The registration fee will be £20, and we can only accept on-the-door payments in cash. Although the meeting will start at 10:30, we will have access to the Lecture Theatre and Lower Library from 09:30. Tea and coffee will be provided during the poster session.
The theme of the meeting is The radiation belts at 60: Earth and beyond, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the discovery of Earth’s radiation belts by Explorer 1. Richard Horne (British Antarctic Survey) will be giving an invited talk on this topic entitled “The Van Allen Radiation Belts: Early History and Current Challenges”. Abstracts on this theme are particularly welcome, but are also welcome from all areas of MIST science.
This year we are accepting lightning talk submissions, which can be submitted in addition to abstracts. Lightning talks are short (up to 2 minutes) with a maximum of 1 presentation slide. This format is ideal for presenting new datasets, upcoming missions, analysis techniques, or public engagement projects. We emphasise that lightning talks should not be a poster advert.
Lightning talks can be submitted by clicking here and must also be received by the end of Thursday 1 November.
A Royal Astronomical Society discussion meeting entitled "Transitioning Research and Instrument Expertise in Heliophysics into Space Weather Monitoring Capabilities at L1 and L5" is to be held at Burlington House on 8 March, convened by Richard Harrison (STFC), Jackie Davies (STFC), and Jonny Rae (MSSL). Registration will be handled by an Eventbrite link which will be available closer to the time of the meeting.