The Hinode-12 Science Meeting 'The Many Suns', took place in Granada (Spain) from the 10th to the 13th of September 2018.
The Hinode Science Working Group met at the same venue one day later, on the 14th. The conference was held at the Palacio de Congresos de Granada. It was organized by Luis Bellot Rubio (IAA-CSIC, Spain) and Ada Ortiz (RoCS/UiO, Norway).
More than 140 attendees from all over the world participated in the conference and the SWG meeting, which was by invitation only. There was a mix of invited reviews (26), contributed talks (51) and posters (65). In addition, two Metcalf Lectures were delivered by Dr. Clara Froment (RoCS/UiO, Norway) and Dr. Milan Gošić (LMSAL/BAERI, USA), recipients of the Metcalf Travel Awards.
The conference's eight sessions were a success. Aside from the seven normal scientific sessions there was a special session on 'Next Generation Solar Physics Missions', where an overview of future solar missions was presented. The level of contributions was very high, and lively discussions occurred in the hall as well as in the poster section.
EST contribution. The EST model at 1:100 scale was on display for the first time ever together with brochures, calendars and stickers, and the EST rollups. In addition, there were two EST related talks, with Manuel Collados (IAC, Spain) giving an invited review on “Integral field units for solar observations” and Rolf Schlichenmaier (KIS) delivering a review on “Recent advances in the EST project”, an update to the community on the status of the EST project.