Hvar Observatory participated in the 13th Festival of Science, with special topic "the Sun" which was held across Republic of Croatia 20-25. April 2015. The aim of festival is to promote and raise awareness of science, technology and the environment with the aim of getting children interested in science and technology. This year Hvar Observatory together with Hvar local elementary school organized for the first time Festival of Science in Hvar. In addition, a public lecture was held in Rijeka and a workshop for children, as well as a public lecture, was given in the Technical museum in Zagreb.
From 2nd to 5th March 2015 Bojan Vršnak took part in a team-workshop „Large‐Amplitude Oscillations in Solar Prominences" organized by Manuel Luna at the International Space Science Institute in Bern. The results on the physical nature of the solar prominence oscillations excited by coronal large amplitude waves, obtained in collaboration with Tomislav Žic in the frame of SOLSTEL research program, were presented.
From 23th to 27th February 2015 Bojan Vršnak took part in a 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 initiation, evolution and characteristics of large-scale large-amplitude solar coronal waves, obtained in collaboration with Tomislav Žic in the frame of SOLSTEL research program, were presented.
From 14. to 15. November 2014 University of Zagreb organized University Fair held in Student Centre in Zagreb. The Fair aims to inform prospective students about courses of study, the faculties achievements in fields of science and technical equipment, programmes of study, career opportunities, and many other interesting details. Faculty of Geodesy was also one of fair participants where part of its exhibition space was devoted to Hvar Observatory. Our instruments, work and projects (including SOLSTEL) were presented in "Solar and stellar research on Hvar Observatory" presentation as well as by brochure and a poster about Hvar Solar Telescope. Efforts of Faculty of Geodesy were recognized by organizers and Faculty of Geodesy was titled as the best institution in category of most comprehensive information about study programme.
11th European Space Weather Week (ESWW) was held in Liege, Belgium 17-21nd November 2014. The ESWW adopts the central aim of bringing together the diverse groups in Europe working on different aspects of Space Weather. This includes the scientific community, the engineering community, applications developers, space weather service providers and end users. The meeting organisation is coordinated by the Belgian Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE), ESA and the Space Weather Working Team. J. Čalogović and M. Dumbović attended this year ESWW, where J. Čalogović gave a talk "Does Europe's Wind Show Signs of the Solar cycle?" and M. Dumbović presented a poster "Testing and improvement of the CME geomagnetic forecast tool (CGFT)".
Mateja Dumbović visited Prof. Dr. Željko Ivezić at the University of Washington Astronomy department, where she held a seminar titled "Solar-terrestrial relation and space weather". Željko Ivezić is a system scientist in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project, in which Hvar Observatory also has a collaborative contribution regarding the usage of comets in research of the 3D propagation of interplanetary coronal mass ejections.