The open-source library of software for SuperDARN data visualization developed by the SuperDARN community and known as pyDARN has been reviewed in a paper published in Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Science by Xueling Shi and coauthors from the Data Visualization Working Group (DVWG):

Shi X, Schmidt M, Martin CJ, Billett DD, Bland E, Tholley FH, Frissell NA, Khanal K, Coyle S, Chakraborty S, Detwiller M, Kunduri B and McWilliams K (2022) pyDARN: A Python software for visualizing SuperDARN radar data. Front. Astron. Space Sci. 9:1022690. doi: 10.3389/fspas.2022.1022690

The paper is part of the Research Topic 'Snakes on a Spaceship - An Overview of Python in Space Physics.' It can be accessed at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fspas.2022.1022690/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Astronomy_and_Space_Sciences&id=1022690(external link)

The last major release of pyDARN was v3.0 on April 20, 2022 as announced by Carley Martin (University of Saskatchewan) on behalf of the Data Visualization Working Group (DVWG). See 'Read More' for how to install and more information.
The University of Colorado Boulder invites undergraduates to apply for a paid summer research experience for highly motivated students interested in solar and space physics. Students will come to Boulder, Colorado for 10 weeks to work on a research project with a mentor. The topic areas span the field of solar and space physics, from instrument hardware to data analysis to modeling of the Sun, the Sun-Earth system, the near-Earth environment, or the heliosphere. Successful applicants will work with scientist mentors at one of eight Boulder institutes (see 'Read More'). For further details see https://lasp.colorado.edu/home/information/undergraduates/reu/(external link) and to request more information, email

Deadline for applications: February 1, 2023

NASA Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 announced

By: miker  on: Sun., Dec. 04, 2022 03:24 PM EST  (149 Reads)
UCAR | CPAESS is pleased to announce the 2023 call for applications to the NASA Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships, sponsored by the NASA Living With a Star (LWS) program. The two-year fellowships are designed to train the next generation of researchers in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Heliophysics. Early-career PhDs are matched with experienced scientists at U.S. host research institutions. There will be up to 5 positions available this year. For more information including how to apply see the program website at heliophysics.ucar.edu/jack-eddy

Deadline for application: January 20, 2023

Release of pyDARNio v1.2.0 announced

By: miker  on: Wed., Nov. 30, 2022 05:12 PM EST  (40 Reads)
On behalf of the Data Visualization Working Group (DVWG), Carley Martin of the University of Saskatchewan has announced the release of the new version of pyDARNio. This is the Python SuperDARN io package used with pyDARN and other libraries. A description of the new features of pyDARNio v1.2.0 can be viewed by clicking below on 'Read More'.

The new version pyDARNio can be installed via
pip3 install pydarnio​
or an existing installation can be updated via
pip3 install --upgrade pydarnio

This new version will be the default version automatically installed on a new pyDARN installation.
A news article describing the last major release of pyDARN (Version 3.0) can be viewed at http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=436(external link)
The DVWG is expecting a new release for pyDARN before the holidays with lots of new and improved features.

NASA Heliophysics Summer School - Call for 2023 Students (Opportunity: March 3, 2023)

By: miker  on: Tue., Nov. 29, 2022 11:10 AM EST  (87 Reads)
UCAR | CPAESS is accepting applications for the NASA Heliophysics Summer School which focuses on the physics of space weather events that start at the Sun and influence atmospheres, ionospheres, and magnetospheres throughout the solar system. This year’s theme is Observational Heliophysics.
Program website: https://heliophysics.ucar.edu/summer-school/recruitment-announcement(external link)
The Summer School has two sections. There will be a remote phase from July 17-21, 2023; and an in-person phase from August 7-11, 2023. The summer school has been expanded to include a remote phase so that more people can participate. Admission is competitive; up to 50 students are selected to attend each year. Application deadline: March 3, 2023.
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $8,500 to rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance. Application deadline is January 27, 2023. See https://vsgc.odu.edu/undergraduatescholarships/(external link)
The VSGC Graduate Research STEM Fellowship Program provides fellowships of $6,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance. Application deadline is January 27, 2023. See https://vsgc.odu.edu/graduatefellowships/(external link)
The VSGC STEM Bridge Scholarship Program provides scholarships of $1,000 to students who are rising sophomores or juniors majoring in STEM. Students from any federally recognized minority group in STEM and enrolled full-time in a program of STEM at one of the five Virginia Space Grant member universities are strongly encouraged to apply. Application deadline is March 10, 2023. See https://vsgc.odu.edu/stembridge/(external link)
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