Visit of Drs. Phil Erickson and Anthea Coster from MIT Haystack Observatory and IGEP seminar in Remote SensingBy: miker on: Fri., Mar. 17, 2017 11:21 AM EDT (136 Reads)
By: miker on: Thu., Mar. 16, 2017 07:31 PM EDT (245 Reads)
A total solar eclipse will take place in 2017 on Monday, August 21. The path of totality will cross the continental U.S. from west to east as indicated in the map in about 90 minutes. All of the continental U.S. will experience at least a partial eclipse. Totality will last a maximum of 2 min 40 sec at any one place. The effects in the ionosphere will be observed by the SuperDARN radars located at Christmas Valley (Oregon) and Hays (Kansas) running special modes. This effort is part of a comprehensive project funded by the NSF CEDAR program to study the eclipse that is being lead by Prof. Greg Earle (Virginia Tech).
A set of maps showing the path of totality state-by-state can be found at
By: miker on: Thu., Mar. 09, 2017 10:42 AM EST (60 Reads)
This summer (June 6-16), take advantage of a unique free opportunity to explore the burgeoning field of space weather by joining the Space Weather REDI summer Bootcamp. Bootcamp, to be held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, includes two weeks of space weather tutorials led by the NASA GSFC scientists. The application deadline: April 20, 2017. For more information see the following websites:
A letter from a faculty member will be needed to complete the application. Contact Dr. Mike Ruohoniemi or any Space@VT faculty member for assistance.
By: ksterne on: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017 01:38 PM EST (131 Reads)
By: miker on: Tue., Feb. 07, 2017 12:09 PM EST (164 Reads)
The Jicamarca Radio Observatory (JRO) located near Lima, Peru is the venue for a summer school in 2017 that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students with interests in atmospheric and ionospheric science and radar techniques, electronics, RF, instrumentation and computer science may apply. If you would like to discuss this possibility with interested VT faculty, contact Dr. Mike Ruohoniemi at or any faculty member in the Space@VT research center listed at http://space.vt.edu/people.html. The application deadline is February 16, 2017 and the JIREP web site is http://jro.igp.gob.pe/jirep/
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By: miker on: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017 04:34 PM EST (427 Reads)
Dr. Federica Marcucci has announced that the web site is open for the 2017 SuperDARN Workshop which will be held at Palazzo Chigi Zondadari in San Quirico D'Orcia (SI) - Italy, June 4-9, 2017. The meeting will be hosted by the the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (IAPS) of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). The link is http://www.iaps.inaf.it/sz/SD2017/
Abstract deadline: April 14, 2017
Early Registration deadline: April 28, 2017
Note: On the registration form in the field for 'Vat Number' non-EU members enter 'N/A'
Photo: A panorama of the walled town of San Quirico D'Orcia