Festival of science 2016 in Hvar

Written by Jaša Čalogović on .

thumb FZ2016 18From 21 to 23 April 2016 Festival of Science was organized at city hall in the town of Hvar, and this year's festival theme was "Science and Art". The event was organized by the Observatory Hvar and the Elementary School of Hvar, Stari Grad, Jelsa and the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb.

Science Festival is being held for the 14th consecutive year in Croatia and its goal is to bring the science to pupils of primary and secondary schools and the entire interested general public. This year, the Science Festival was organized in 18 cities in Croatia, and it was the second time that city of Hvar hosted it. Compared to the last year, organizers offered a much richer program and the Festival in Hvar lasted for three days, that was visited by students of almost all schools on the island (elementary school of Hvar, Stari Grad and Jelsa).

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ISSI 2016 workshop: "Nature of Coronal Bright Fronts"

Written by Bojan Vršnak on .

thumb ISSI-2016From 4th to 7th April 2016 Bojan Vršnak took part in a 3rd team-workshop: „The Nature of Coronal Bright Fronts" organized by David Long and Shaun Bloomfield at the International Space Science Institute in Bern. The results on the interaction of the large-scale large-amplitude solar coronal waves with coronal holes and coronal streamers, obtained in collaboration with Tomislav Žic in the frame of SOLSTEL research program, as well as with Isabell Piantschitsch from the University of Graz, were presented.

EGU 2016

Written by Mateja Dumbović on .

thumb egu logothumb MD EGUpic17–22 April 2016 European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU 2016) was held in Vienna, Austria. This is the largest geosciences meeting in Europe that brings together thousands of scientists from all over the world and covers all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. More than 13 000 scientists from 109 countries participated this years meeting, among them T. Žic, who presented a poster "Usage of the drag based model" and M. Dumbović with a solicited poster titled "Forbush decrease prediction based on remote solar observation".

Space Climate 6 - school and symposium in Levi

Written by Mateja Dumbović on .

thumb SCS6 group photoFrom 30 March to 7 April 2016 Space Climate 6 school and symposium was held in Levi, Finnish Lapland, focused on long-term datasets available for space climate studies, as well as on different data analysis methods and error estimations of long inhomogeneous data series. The lecturers of the school were internationally recognized scientists with broad teaching experience. The school targeted at international community of students and young scientists in the field of space physics where the participants were selected by the scientific organizing committee (among them M. Dumbović). The symposium brought together leading experts in space climate studies with the objective to better understand the causes and effects of long-term variations in solar activity. J. Čalogović attended the symposium and presented a poster titled "Does a cosmic ray-cloud link operate at local spatial scales?".

Workshop at Kanzelhohe Observatory

Written by Mateja Dumbović on .

KSO-2016-0122-26. February 2016 an international scientific workshop was held at the Kanzelhohe Observatory with participants from the Physics institute of the University of Graz, Institute for extraterrestrial physics of the University of Kiel and Hvar Observatory of the University of Zagreb (B. Vršnak, J. Čalogović and M. Dumbović). The workshop addressed important aspects of solar physics and space weather related subjects such as coronal mass ejections, coronal waves, solar energetic particles and galactic cosmic ray modulation (Forbush decreases). Participants presented their most recent research results leading to a number of scientific discussions and plans for future collaboration.

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Visit to Oslo University

Written by Jaša Čalogović on .

Oslo-2016-01From 5. to 19. February 2016 Jaša Čalogović visited Dr. Benjamin Laken at the Department of Geophysics, University of Oslo. The aim was to work on current research topics (eg. regional influences of cosmic rays on certain types of clouds), develop future research plans and strengthen the collaboration. During the stay J. Čalogović also gave a talk "A critical look at cosmic ray-cloud relationships" at Department of Geophysics. 

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