Solarnet Access time: First call for proposals 2019

SOLARNET Access Time: First call for proposals 2019

Proposals are hereby invited under the SOLARNET Trans-National Access Programme for observing time at GREGOR, SST, THEMIS, and VTT.

This call also includes observing time in the International Time Program (ITP). Proposals will be handled by the EAST TAC, a common European time allocation committee installed by the European Association for Solar Telescopes.

Typically, campaigns will be awarded for 10 observing days at each telescope. SOLARNET campaigns also include travel grants for going to the telescope.

In 2019, the SST will provide some of its time in service mode, thus not requiring visits by the investigators.

Certain criteria of eligibility related to the nationalities of the applicants apply. Data acquired in the SOLARNET Access Programme will become public one year after being delivered to the PI. Information on instrumentation and proposal details are available at the telescope web pages:

Proposals can be made for each individual telescope or for a combination of them. All applications will be assumed to be for both SOLARNET and ITP when possible.

All proposals should be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received by January 20, 2019.

SOLARNET is expected to be funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 824135.
The award of SOLARNET observing time is contingent on the signing process currently underway being concluded.

31 March 2017. Bye Bye SOLARNET! Welcome PRE-EST!

SOLARNET Project ended!

SOLARNET, a network aimed at bringing together and integrating the major European research infrastructures in the field of high-resolution solar physics in order to promote their coordinated use and development has ended today.

During two-days meeting, held in Madrid, the participants in this network (32 institution from 16 countries) discussed the main results achieved during the project lifetime. The main conclusion is that SOLARNET has been a very successful network in all its main activities: Access Programme, Networking and Joint Research. 

Tomorrow will start PRE-EST (Preparatory Phase for the European Solar Telescope), another very important project, which principal objective is to provide both, the international consortium and the national funding agencies, with a detailed plan for the implementation of EST.

Many thanks to all researchers, engineers, technician, and supporting persons who worked in SOLARNET. We will see the most of you also in PRE-EST!!!



30 March 2017. SOLARNET End-of-Project meeting (Madrid, March 30-31, 2017)

The last meeting of SOLARNET project started this morning in Madrid.

The whole consortium will present the main highlights achieved during the project. 

For more information see SOLARNET End-of-Project Meeting

20 January 2017. The IV SOLARNET Meeting finished today in Arrecife, Lanzarote.

The IV SOLARNET Meeting "The physics of the Sun from the interior to the outer atmosphere" has successfully finished today in Arrecife, Lanzarote, organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) in the framework of the FP7 Project SOLARNET.

Aimed at providing a coherent picture of the Sun as a single physical system, more than 135 participants from 22 countries attended the meeting, held from16-20 January in Arrecife Gran Hotel.

It was really remarkable the high number of women that attended the meeting, and also the high number of young researchers from both sex that participated in it. 

More details at

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