Bojan Vršnak participated in a workshop on the curriculum for the facultative secondary-school courses of Geoinformatics, Botany of aromatic and therapeutic flora, and Solar astronomy, which was held in hotel Amfora at Hvar, July 5-6 2016, in the frame of the educational project HvaR&D. In the scope of the Solar astronomy, a collaboration between Hvar secondary school and Hvar Observatory is foreseen.
From June 27 to July 1, 2016 Bojan Vršnak attended the ISSI workshop: "The scientific foundations of space weather", held at the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern. In his invited talk "Solar eruptions" he presented basic physical processes and mechanisms governing the initiation and dynamics of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and the relationship between CMEs and solar flares.
Bojan Vršnak attended the Community of European Solar Radio Astronomers (CESRA) 2016 meeting: „Solar radio physics from the chromosphere to near Earth" that was held in Orléans / France, June 13-17, 2016. Together with Alexander Nindos (University of Ioannina), he was leading the Working Group 2 "CMEs, shock waves, and their radio diagnostics" and presented the report on the Working Group 2 activities at the Plenary Session on the last day of meeting.
On April 29, 2016, Bojan Vršnak presented a public lecture "Sun - Our Star" in Rečica ob Savinji, Slovenia, in the European Territorial Collaboration Slovenian/Croatian Youth Center. The lecture was attended by more than fifty listeners from the whole Savinja-valley region.
On April 27th 2016 fellowships of the national program "For Women in Science" were awarded for the 10th time, organized by L'ORÉAL ADRIA d.o.o. and Croatian commission for UNESCO at Ministry of culture, under sponsorship of Croatian academy of sciences and arts and supported by the Croatian Rectors' conference. Among the four young female scientists awarded with this prestigious fellowship is Mateja Dumbović from Hvar Observatory, Faculty of Geodesy in Zagreb for the research she did during her PhD studies that resulted in her thesis "Analysis and forecasting of coronal mass ejection space weather effects" (supervised by dr. sc. Bojan Vršnak). The ceremony was attended by many esteemed guests, among others the Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and the news was greatly covered by Croatian press.
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From 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 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).
- ISSI 2016 workshop: "Nature of Coronal Bright Fronts"
- EGU 2016
- Space Climate 6 - school and symposium in Levi
- Workshop at Kanzelhohe Observatory
- Visit to Oslo University
- Teaching during ERCA 2016, Grenoble
- Visit to Udaipur Solar Observatory
- Science for Space Weather conference in Goa
- 2nd ISSI workshop "Large‐Amplitude Oscillations in Solar Prominences"
- Coimbra Solar Physics Meeting 2015, Portugal