June 5, 2014. SolarLab: 38 500 students and 140 schoolteachers participated in the first year of the project.

SolarLab is a public outreach initiative which aim is to bring the mysteries of the Sun to the secondary and high schools students in the Canaries Islands.

During two years, and for about a week, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) moves a solar telescope to each of the participating centers to give the students over 12 years old the opportunity to study and appreciate the star that ensures survival on the Earth.

As part of SolarLab, the winners of the competition “Canarians under the same sky” were received at the IAC as a starting point of a two days programme (June 4-5, 2014) that also includes visits to the Teide Observatory, to the Teide National Park and to the Museum of Science and Cosmos. 

The 45 prizewinners (36 students and 9 teachers) are from the 7 Canary Islands and were selected based on the videos they presented to show the work and activities they performed as part of the SolarLab project.

SOLARNET collaborates in SolarLab and shares the goal of making solar physics research more attractive and more comprehensible for young students and for the public in general.

See the Image Gallery.

More details at SolarLab (in Spanish).


April 23, 2014. 1st Call on SAPRO - Mobility Programme of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Deadline: July 07, 2014.

The Slovak Academy of Sciences opened the 1st call on SASPRO mobility programme whose main objetive is to provide adequate and motivating conditions for incoming scientists to Slovakia, enabling them to develop career, gain new experience and establish international cooperation.

The programme is for 1-3 years of stay at all Institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, and could be a good opportunity for young solar scientists. The salary for incoming scientists are atractives:

a) 1-5 years working experience after obtaining a PhD: €2860-3140/month.

b) 6-10 years work experience after obtaining a PhD: €3640-3900/month.

c) 11-14 years of working experience after obtaining a PhD: €4000-4280/month

plus mobility/travel allowance from €440-660/month depends on family obligations, and a contribution to research cost €400/800 (month) concerning non-laboratory/laboratory based research.

More details at http://www.saspro.sav.sk/

March 25, 2014. 1st SOLARNET School and Workshop Started in Wroclaw, Poland.

The 1st SOLARNET School "Introduction to Solar Physics" has been opened today in Wroclaw, Poland.

Under the auspices of the SOLARNET project, and organised by our partners from the University of Wroclaw, the School and Workshop are dedicated to PhD students and novel post-doctoral researchers. The aim of the School and Workshop is to expand the students knowledge on different Solar Physics topics.

The lectures and hands-on sessions will be carried out by experienced scientists, and will allow the 20 participating students to enrich their knowledge in Solar Physics.

There will be also some complementary lectures on practical aspects of the research work.

During the school the participants will have the opportunity to do a brief presentation on his/her scientific work.  

More information at 1st SOLARNET School and Workshop.

Feb. 13, 2014. SOLARNET Announcement of Opportunity. Mobility Programme of Young Researchers. Deadline: March 15, 2014.

The SOLARNET programme 'Mobility of Young Researchers' is pleased to inform that the III Call for Proposal is officially open.

All proposals received prior to March 15th will be considered by the Mobility Evaluation Committee for the period July 1st - December 31st 2014.

The Mobility Evaluation Committee will evaluate all submitted applications, and will select two of them for supporting travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.

The selection of the granted proposals will be announced on March 31st.

Additional information