The forthcoming National Astronomy Meeting has a variety of sessions that have been proposed by members of the MIST community; the following is a list of the sessions that have been advertised on the MIST mailing list. (If you would like your session to appear below, please email MIST Council to be included.)
Open session on Magnetospheric, Ionospheric and Solar-Terrestrial physics (Oliver Allanson, John Coxon, Gregory Hunt, Mathew Owens, Jasmine Kaur Sandhu, Maria-Theresia Walach)
We welcome contributions from all MIST disciplines discussing the latest results: from global system-scale dynamics and climatological timescales, down to gyroscale processes.
From plasma to galactic dynamics: collisionless physics across the Universe (Oliver Allanson, Thomas Neukirch, Chris Hamilton, Luca Franci, Jean-Baptiste Fouvry)
In this inter-disciplinary session we welcome all observational, theoretical and modelling work that considers the physics of collisionless systems – in either (or both of) the plasma and gravitational contexts. Invited speakers: David Burgess (Queen Mary University of London) & Benoit Famaey (Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg).
Magnetospheres of the outer planets (Gregory Hunt, Jonathan Nichols, Joe Kinrade)
In this session, we invite presentations on any aspect of modelling or data analysis regarding the magnetospheres of the outer planets.
Observations of CMEs: from onset to impact (Teodora Mihailescu, Shannon Jones, Lucie Green, Mathew Owens)
We invite contributions which explore observations of CMEs: from high-resolution on disk images of CME onset, to heliospheric imagery and in situ measurements in the inner heliosphere, to create a coherent picture of a CME’s journey. We particularly welcome contributions which combine different types of remote sensing observations with plasma parameters measured in situ.
SMILE supporting science: magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling (Michaela Mooney, Maria-Theresia Walach, Jennifer Carter)
This session invites submissions concerning magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling using a combination of space and ground-based observations, or comparisons between space and ground-based observational datasets.
The solar wind from a new perspective with Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe (David Stansby, Lorenzo Matteini, Laura Berčič, Lloyd Woodham, Stephanie Yardley)
This session will focus on first results from Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe, including solar wind sources and connection science, heating and acceleration processes, turbulence and kinetic physics, as well as large-scale morphology. We welcome contributions from in-situ and remote sensing observations, modelling and theory.
Space weather and plasma processes: from the Sun to the Earth Karen Meyer, Sarah N Bentley, Marianna Korsos, Teo Bloch, Shaun Bloomfield, Richard Boynton, Tom Elsden, Richard Harrison, Paolo Pagano, Andy Smith)
We welcome presentations from the scale of individual processes to the coupling between physical systems, in the fields of solar, heliospheric, magnetospheric and ionospheric physics. We encourage contributions on a variety of research methodologies, including the application of techniques drawn from other disciplines, across observations, theory and modelling.
Wave-Particle Interactions in Space and Astrophysical Plasmas (Jasmine Kaur Sandhu, Aurora Simionescu, Daniel Verscharen, Clare Watt, Emma Woodfield)
Wave-particle interactions are an essential process in plasmas across our solar system and in astrophysical bodies that governs plasma heating and the transfer of energy between particles and electromagnetic fields. This session aims to bring together researchers from the solar, terrestrial, planetary, and astrophysics communities to evaluate the breadth of interactions and the variation of their characteristics for different plasma regimes. Invited speakers include Wen Li (Boston University) and Francesco Valentini (Università della Calabria).
Waves and Oscillations in the Solar Atmosphere in the High-Resolution Era (Noemi Zsamberger, David Kuridze, Anne-Marie Broomhall, Robertus Erdelyi) The session will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and expertise in the field of solar atmospheric waves and oscillations, with a special focus on new theoretical, modelling and observational results obtained thanks to a variety of new instrumentation (such as SDO/AIA, Parker Solar Probe, SST, GREGOR and DKIST) with unprecedented high spatial, temporal and spectral resolution capabilities.
A group of European space weather actors believe that now is the right time to frame the Space Weather and Space Climate discipline in Europe for the coming years. This group comprises Jean Lilensten, Mateja Dumbović, Luca Spogli, Anna Belehaki, Ronald Van der Linden, Stefaan Poedts, Teresa Barata, Mario M. Bisi, Gae ̈l Cessateur, Erwin De Donder, Antonio Guerrero, Emilia Kilpua, Marianna B. Korsos, Rui F. Pinto, Manuela Temmer, Ioanna Tsagouri, Jaroslav Urbāř, and Francesca Zuccarello.
A series of reasons for this have been formulated in an article that has been submitted to the JSWSC. The group will be holding a virtual kick-off meeting on Wednesday 17 March at 12:00 UT to present their findings and to make propositions to the European Space Weather community at large (scientists, engineers, forecasters, users, educators, etc.) for a future organisation. A Q&A chat will be open during the presentations, and this will be followed by a two-month discussion period.
The UK Space Safety Engagement Meetings are a series of meetings that are scheduled to run over 24–26 March 2021 in the afternoons (UK time). These meetings are UK-focussed, but are of interest to the international space weather and space safety communities and are not restricted to participants from the UK.
If you would like to register for free, visit the website and select which of the days you would like to register for. The meetings will take place over the Zoom platform – you must register in order to receive the Zoom link – and this link will be e-Mailed out to registrants on Monday 22nd March 2021. The deadline for registration is 12:00 UT on 19 March 2021.
The invited talk will be given by Prof. Colin Waters (University of Newcastle, Australia). Prof. Waters is an expert in the field of system-scale science and has made several huge contributions to the field, including work on the AMPERE and SuperMAG datasets and a recent book highlighting the potential for multi-spacecraft science. We are excited to hear him speak at the meeting!
The Royal Astronomical Society are inviting Fellows of the RAS to propose and organise Specialist Discussion Meetings for the academic year 2021–22, with a deadline of 1 March 2021. All convenors must be prepared to run meetings virtually if necessary.
Proposals not be longer than one page of A4 and should include the following: