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ISSI workshop in Bern

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thumb ISSI meeting 2018From April 8 to 13, 2018 Bojan Vršnak attended the International Team Meeting of the team Manuel Luna: "Large-Amplitude Oscillations as a Probe of Quiescent and Erupting Solar Prominences", held at the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland. Bojan Vršnak tasks were related to the oscillations of prominence-carrying magnetic flux ropes, implications for the stability and loss of equilibrium. He also gave a talk on physical background of prominence oscillations entitled "Coronal and Prominence Diagnostics based on Prominence Oscillations".

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Public lecture about solar eruptive activity

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thumb HPD Vrsnak2018On March 22, 2018, Bojan Vršnak gave a public lecture on the physical background of eruptive processes on the Sun. The lecture held at the public library "Bogdan Ogrizović" was organized by Croatian Natural Society (Hrvatsko prirodoslovno društvo, HPD). In the lecture entitled "Solar Eruptive Activity" (Sunčeva eruptivna aktivnost), he presented basic mechanisms that cause various forms of solar eruptions, their space-weather consequences and effects in geospace. Pictures from lecture are available here

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Space weather lecture at Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

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thumb HAZU Vrsnak2018On January 24, 2018, Bojan Vršnak gave a public lecture on the space weather, organized by Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Croatian Science Foundation, on the occasion of receiving the international award Kristian Birkeland Medal for Space Weather and Space Climate. In the lecture entitled "Influence of Solar Activity on the Earth", he presented the history and basic objectives of space-weather, as well as the related research activity at the Hvar Observatory.

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ERCA school 2018

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26th European Research Course on Atmospheres (ERCA) school was organized from 7th January to 3rd February 2018 by Universite Joseph Fourier and CNRS in Grenoble, France. ERCA is a high level international course on the Physics and Chemistry of atmospheres, the climate system and climate change, atmospheric pollution at different scales and the human dimensions of environmental changes. The course also covers the solar influences on the Earth's atmosphere and climate. Altogether 30 students from different countries worlwide were selected to participate in ERCA. Dr. sc. Jaša Čalogović was again invited to give students two lectures ("Solar variability influences on the climate and cosmic ray - cloud link" and "A critical look at cosmic ray - cloud link: Forbush decreases and cloud cover"). Aim of lectures was to present the influences of solar activity on climate and the possible mechanisms linking the solar activity with climate. Second lecture was focused on the cosmic ray - cloud hypothesis with aim to show several potential problems in present and past studies that analyzed climate and geophysical data using the simple correlations.

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Dr. Bojan Vršnak received the eminent international prize for outstanding scientific research in the field of space weather

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ESWW14-Bojan-01On Monday, November 27, 2017, during the 14th European Space Weather Week, held in the Belgian town Oostende, Dr. Bojan Vršnak was awarded with the eminent international award "Kristian Birkeland Medal" for outstanding scientific contributions to the space weather and space climate. This award is given every year since 2013 to the best scientists by the European Space Agency, the Belgian Solar-Terrestrial Center of Excellence and the Space Weather Working Team, in collaboration with the scientific magazine Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate.

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Public lecture about Space Weather for Rotary Club Zagreb

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thumb RotaryZg 01 2017On March 21, 2017, Bojan Vršnak gave in Hotel Esplanade Zagreb a public lecture on the space weather for the Rotary Club Zagreb. In the lecture entitled "Space Weather: How to Predict Solar Storms?" ('Svemirska meteorologija': Kako predvidjeti Sunčeve oluje?), he presented basic space-weather objectives, as well as the related research activity at the Hvar Observatory.

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ERCA 2017 teaching

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thumb ERCA-201725th European Research Course on Atmospheres (ERCA) school was organized from 11th January to 9th February 2017 by Universite Joseph Fourier and CNRS in Grenoble, France. ERCA is a high level international course on the Physics and Chemistry of atmospheres, the climate system and climate change, atmospheric pollution at different scales and the human dimensions of environmental changes. The course also covers the solar influences on Earth's atmosphere and climate. This year, altogether 35 students were selected from all around the world to participate in ERCA. Jaša Čalogović was invited to give students two lectures ("Solar variability influences on the climate and cosmic ray - cloud link" and "A critical look at cosmic ray - cloud link: Forbush decreases and cloud cover"). Aim of lectures was to present the influences of solar activity on climate and the possible mechanisms linking the solar activity with climate. The cosmic ray - cloud hypothesis was also presented in detail with aim to show several potential problems in the present and past studies analyzing geophysical data using correlations.

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Seminar at Institute of physics, University of Graz

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thumb igamJaša Čalogović visited the Institute of Physics, University of Graz from 5 to 8 July 2016, where he held a seminar "Cosmic rays and clouds: an important climate factor?" in which he presented his previous work, that connects the solar activity and the Earth's climate. During a visit to Graz further collaboration was arranged in order to analyze the impact of coronal holes on the Sun on changes in cosmic ray flux and geomagnetic field of the Earth.

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HvaR&D workshop

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thumb HvarRD-07 2016Bojan 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.