From 8th to 11th May 2018, 2nd international doctoral seminar on geodesy, geoinformatics and geospace (IDS3GEO) was held in Dubrovnik, organized by the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb. IDS3GEO hosted numerous sessions related to astrophysics where our collaborators such as Prof. Arnold Hanslmeier (Graz University) and Prof. Bernd Heber (Kiel University) gave lectures. In different sessions, Bojan Vršnak ("Reflection of Cosmic Rays at Oblique MHD Shocks"), Jaša Čalogović ("Probabilistic model for heliospheric propagation of CMEs: DBEMv2 web application") and Mateja Dumbović ("Forbush decrease model for expanding CMEs - ForbMod") also presented their work.
From 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".
On 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.
On 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.
On 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.
From 25th to 27th April in the town Loggia, together with the Hvar Primary School, Split Institute of Oceanography and Fishery and Hvar High School the Festival of Science was organized for the third time in Hvar. The theme of 15th Science Festival was "time" in a chronological or meteorological sense.
Jaša 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.
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.
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- Public lecture about Sun in Slovenia
- Mateja Dumbović received the national fellowship ”For Women in Science”
- Festival of science 2016 in Hvar
- 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