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Blue Plaque for Prof. Alexander Wilson

Blue Plaque for Prof. Alexander Wilson

An Institute of Physics Blue Plaque was unveiled on Tuesday 28th March 2017 for Professor Alexander Wilson MD FRSE, the first Regius Chair of Astronomy at Glasgow (1760 -1784). The ceremony was attended by the Astronomer for Scotland, Professor John C Brown OBE FRSE, University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anton Muscatelli, former.....(to original post)
Congrats to Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher FRSE

Congrats to Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher FRSE

Congratulations to A&A group's Professor Lyndsay Fletcher who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. RSE Press Release......(to original post)
Congratulations to Graham Kerr and Duncan Stackhouse!

Congratulations to Graham Kerr and Duncan Stackhouse!

Graham Kerr with thesis "Observations and Modelling of the Chromosphere During Solar Flares" and Duncan Stackhouse with thesis "The Acceleration and Transport of Electron Populations in Solar Flares" successfully passed their vivas......(to original post)
Alliance Meeting on energetic particles, December 7-8, 2016

Alliance Meeting on energetic particles, December 7-8, 2016

Alliance Meeting on energetic particles in solar flares  [webpage] , contact Nic Bian regarding the meeting......(to original post)
CESRA website moves from Paris to Glasgow

CESRA website moves from Paris to Glasgow

Glasgow now hosts the CESRA (Community of European Solar Radio Astronomers) website thanks to Kenzie Nimmo and Norman Gray. The recent solar radio (and other) science highlights can be followed, discussed and shared on Twitter and Facebook......(to original post)
Congrats to Prof John Brown OBE

Congrats to Prof John Brown OBE

Congratulations to the A&A group's Professor John Brown (former Regius Professor of Astronomy and currently Astronomer Royal for Scotland) who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List “for services to the promotion of astronomy and science education”......(to original post)
PhD studentship in solar radio physics

PhD studentship in solar radio physics

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in the area of Solar Radio Physics at the University of Glasgow. It is a joint UK-Franco project supported by Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). The successful candidate will be based in Glasgow in the Astronomy &.....(to original post)
Giant solar radio source

Giant solar radio source

In the outer solar corona, the radio observations provide the unique link between near-Sun phenomena and the effects of solar activity that extend throughout the heliosphere.  'RadioSun' sponsored researchers use Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio images to study giant radio source associated with a Coronal Mass Ejection......(to original post)
European Physical Society thesis prize goes to Dr Natasha Jeffrey

European Physical Society thesis prize goes to Dr Natasha Jeffrey

"In recognition of truly outstanding research achievements associated with PhD study in the broad field of plasma physics", the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS) awarded Dr Natasha Jeffrey a PhD prize for her thesis "The spatial, spectral and polarization properties of solar flare X-ray sources".....(to original post)
Congratulations to Peter Levens

Congratulations to Peter Levens

Peter Levens, a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group, has won the School of Physics and Astronomy's Thomson Prize for his second year report on Solar Tornadoes in Prominences. Well done Peter!.....(to original post)
Articles on composer-in-residence Drew Mulholland

Articles on composer-in-residence Drew Mulholland

A recent Times Higher Education article is all about the school's composer-in-residence Drew Mulholland. Times Higher Education The BBC have also interviewed him about his work with the Astrophysics group. BBC.....(to original post)
Glasgow solar outreach lectures reach Siberia

Glasgow solar outreach lectures reach Siberia

Glasgow solar physicist Dr Bian presents a general public talk for 12+ about the Sun in Irkutsk. "Rendezvous with the sun".....(to original post)
Galina Motorina, our former visiting PhD student won a prize

Galina Motorina, our former visiting PhD student won a prize

Galina Motorina, former visiting PhD student in A&A group has won a prestigious prize from the Government of St Petersburg for her work on RHESSI and SDO/AIA data  [announcement translated by Google]. This work on DEM in flares has been partially published Geomagnetism and Aeronomy and The Astrophysical Journal......(to original post)
Aurora over Glasgow

Aurora over Glasgow

On the 7th October 2015, bright aurora/northern lights were visible over Glasgow due to fast solar wind from a coronal hole on the Sun. A&A group member Dr Iain Hannah was able to photograph this aurora (shown below) and a time lapse of it is available here. .....(to original post)
A&A Group at Explorathon 2015

A&A Group at Explorathon 2015

On Friday 25th, four members of the group attended the Exploration 2015 at Glasgow Science Centre, a free night in which over 1000 members of the public came along to talk to researchers. We showed off some of the latest solar images and explained (using spectral lamps and spectrometers) why we.....(to original post)
Amateur and professional astronomers are hunting solar flares

Amateur and professional astronomers are hunting solar flares

Amateur and professional astronomers are taking part in an observation campaign of solar flares until the 27th September 2015. F-HUNTERS is a campaign targeted to amateur astronomers, organized by the dissemination team of the F-CHROMA project. The main goal is to encourage solar astrophotographers to hunt for solar flares, along with.....(to original post)
Dr Alec MacKinnon discusses plasmas and STFC school [video]

Dr Alec MacKinnon discusses plasmas and STFC school

In a short video, Alec explains the importance of solar system plasmas to be discussed at STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas School hosted by Astronomy & Astrophysics group  .....(to original post)
Glasgow welcomes STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School

Glasgow welcomes STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School

The School’s objective is to bring internationally leading UK scientists to instruct and inspire the incoming PhD students. It will provide them with the broad context in which their specific research will reside, and encourage interdisciplinary thinking from the outset. .....(to original post)
Twitter updates on CESRA school from our PhD students

Twitter updates on CESRA school from our PhD students

Thanks to Paul Wright and Duncan Stackhouse one can follow CESRA school via twitter #CESRA2015.....(to original post)
Solar radio school in 30 sec

Solar radio school in 30 sec

Hamish Reid and Natasha Jeffrey speak about radio school in a short UoG video.....(to original post)
Group's work features on BBC's Sky at Night

Group's work features on BBC's Sky at Night

BBC's Sky at Night programme this month features work by Dr Iain Hannah on small explosive releases of energy in the Sun's atmosphere observed by NASA's NuSTAR telescope. These observations are trying to catch the faint X-ray signatures of electrons being accelerated which would give clues to the physics powering these.....(to original post)
Solar Radio Summer School

Solar Radio Summer School

Glasgow University is hosting the 2015 CESRA radio summer school. The school is open to solar radio physicists including PhD students and early career researchers.  The school will cover the essential elements of theory, modelling and data analysis and will feature lectures and tutorials.  Students will have the opportunity to meet and.....(to original post)
Group welcomes  RadioSun visitors

Group welcomes RadioSun visitors

Baolin Tan (China), Alexey Kuznetsov (Irkutsk, Russia) and Sergei Kuznetsov and Alexander Morgachev (Pulkovo, Russia) visit our group to work on the solar flares and radio emission from the Sun. The visits are supported by pan-European EU funded network 'RadioSun'  involving China, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and the UK......(to original post)
Observatory Refurb - Update 5

Observatory Refurb - Update 5

The University’s observatory at Acre Rd is being refurbished over the summer – below are some photos showing the good progress that has been made. Lot's has been done since the fifth, fourth, third, second and first set of pictures. .....(to original post)
Scotland and India are working together to study eruptions on the Sun

Scotland and India are working together to study eruptions on the Sun

Dr Prasad Subramanian, an associate professor of Physics at IISER Pune, visited the Glasgow Astronomy Group to study eruptions on the Sun. The collaboration is associated with the renewal of an agreement between University of Glasgow and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Pune (IISER-Pune)......(to original post)
Students and staff gathered at NJIT to share the latest research

Students and staff gathered at NJIT to share the latest research

Duncan Stackhouse, Nic Bian, Iain Hannah and Eduard Kontar jointed solar flare experts from around the world gathered at NJIT last week to share the latest research with RHESSI at 14th RHESSI workshop......(to original post)
Group members take on new IAU roles

Group members take on new IAU roles

Congratulations to Eduard Kontar and Nic Labrosse who have been newly elected to positions in the International Astronomical Union. Eduard has been elected to the Steering Committee of Division E (Sun and Heliosphere) and Nic to the Steering Committee of Commission E1 (Solar Radiation and Structure). Lyndsay Fletcher also takes over.....(to original post)
Observatory Refurb - Update 4

Observatory Refurb - Update 4

The University’s observatory at Acre Rd is being refurbished over the summer – below are some photos showing the current progress. Lot's has been done since the fourth, third, second and first set of pictures. .....(to original post)
Observatory Refurb - Update 3

Observatory Refurb - Update 3

The University’s observatory at Acre Rd is being refurbished over the summer – below are some photos showing the current progress. Lot's has been done since the third, second and first set of pictures. .....(to original post)
NASA Image of the Day

NASA Image of the Day

Work by A&A Group member Dr Iain Hannah has featured in a recent image/press release by the Royal Astronomical Society and NASA, showing an image of new X-ray observations of small flares (or microflares) taken with NASA's NuSTAR telescope (blue in the image), combined with those in EUV from SDO/AIA (red/yellow).....(to original post)

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