Sep. 8, 2015. Invitation for EST Hearing - ESFRI 2016 Roadmap Update.

Following the submission of the European Solar Telescope (EST) project to the ESFRI Roadmap 2016 and the eligibility check, the EST project has been invited to an ESFRI Hearing in order to respond to the questions raised during the initial evaluation of the research infrastructure project.

Dr. Manuel Collados Vera (IAC/Spain, EST Coordinator), Prof. Oskar von del Lühe (KIS/Germany) and Prof. Mats Carlsson (Oslo University/Norway) will participate in the aforementioned Hearing (Brussels, September 8th, 2015) representing the European solar Physics community involved in the EST. The questions which require clarifications are both at a scientific and management level.

ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach.


Aug. 31, 2015. The 3rd SOLARNET / 7th HELAS / SpaceInn International Conference started in Freiburg, Germany.

Conference Programme Flyer

 The 3rd SOLARNET / 7th HELAS / SpaceInn international conference "The Sun, the stars, and Solar-stellar relations" has started today in Freiburg (Germany) organized by the Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (KIS).

The purpose of this conference is to discuss the latest questions and results in solar and stellar physics. Solar and stellar seismology is one particular focus but contributions on all aspects of solar-stellar relations will be also adressed.

Researchers from more than 20 countries are participating in the conference.

See more details at SOLARNET III / HELAS VII / SpaceInn Conference



July 15, 2015. SOLARNET Announcement of Oportunity: Mobility of Young Researchers. DEADLINE: September 15, 2015.

The SOLARNET Mobility of Young Researchers Programme is pleased to inform all solar Physics community that the VI Call for Proposal is officially open.

All proposals received prior to September 15th will be considered by the Mobility Evaluation Committee for the period January 1st - June 30th 2016.

The Mobility Evaluation Committee will evaluate all submitted applications, and will select two of them for supporting travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.

The selection of the granted proposals will be announced on September 30th.

More details at

July 7, 2015. New record of visitors during the Open Doors Days of the Teide Observatory.

3.475 people visited the Teide Observatory during the Open Doors Days which took place on the 3rd and the 4th of July 2015. This number of visitors represents an increase of 35% with respect to 2014.

Several facilities were visited by the public, the solar telescopes THEMIS and VTT included, as well as the Solar Laboratory.

Teide Observatory Open Doors 2015 (image by Daniel López - IAC)

More details at OT Open Doors Days 2015 (in Spanish).

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