Work by three members of the MIST community (and international collaborators) has been published in the latest edition of Science. The study used data from the European Space Agency's Cluster spacecraft and NASA's IMAGE satellite to reveal the physical processes which cause a type of auroral display called the "theta aurora".
Further information is available in the European Space Agency press release.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched a consultation exercise on "Proposals for
Long-Term Capital Investment in Science & Research". Anyone is welcome to contribute to the consultation exercise at an individual level and coordinated responses are being created from various organisations including MIST via MIST council and the SSAP (Solar Systems Advisory Panel from STFC).
You can see the documentation here:
You can put in your response here:
The consultation closes on 4th July 2014.
Mike Hapgood has stepped down from MIST Council after serving the maximum two terms that are allowed by the MIST Charter. We would very much like to express our thanks to Mike for his dedicated service on MIST Council since it was formed in 2007, and for being an excellent chair.
Jonny Rae has been elected and Rob Fear has been re-elected to MIST Council for the next three years; they will join Emma Woodfield, Mario Bisi and Ian McCrea who remain on MIST Council. Ian will take over as the new chair.