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2016 Metcalf Travel Award Program

The deadline for proposals for Metcalf Travel Award applications is March 13, 2016. See details at the Program page.

Science Communication Workshop at SPD 2016

Preparing for the Eclipse: Communicating your Science to the Public

Tuesday, May 31, 12:00 - 2:00, UMC Room 247

Explaining science to our peers, the general public, the media, friends, and family can be challenging. There are however, techniques to be learned that can help even the most experienced improve their skills. In this two-hour workshop with Dr. Kim Childers of the University of Florida's School of Journalism and Communcation, we will work together to hone our techniques and avoid common pitfalls such as overuse of jargon and not providing context. Students and early career researchers are stongly encouraged to attend, but the workshop will provide tips for even the senior scientist. Bring your laptop or tablet.

Lunch will be provided if you register for the workshop in advance.

New submission method for SolarNews


Submissions for SolarNews should now be submitted via a new form on the AAS Website.

Details can be found on our links page.
The SPD will hold its 47th meeting in
[Boulder Flatirons]
Boulder, Colorado
2016 May 31 - June 3
Note this last minute change!!
Abstract deadline: 2016 April 6, 9:00 PM EDT
Note: Abstract fee must be paid before abstract can be submitted, so don't wait until 11:58 PM.
Early registration ($60 savings) deadline: 2016 April 6
Registration deadline: 2016 May 15
Hotel reservation deadlines: 2016 April 30 (Boulder Inn) and May 6 (Marriott and Millenium)

[Terry Forbes, 2016 Hale Prize winner] 2016 Hale Prize: Terry G. Forbes

"For his significant contributions to the theory of magnetic reconnection, for his development of important new models of the physics of solar flares and coronal mass ejections, and for his achievements mentoring students and junior scientists in the solar physics community."

[Katherine K. Reeves, 2016 Karen Harvey Prize winner] 2016 Harvey Prize: Katherine K. Reeves

"For her work elucidating the energetics of solar flares and coronal mass ejections, for her leadership within the multinational Hinode/X-Ray Telescope project, and for her strong role in scientific education and public outreach."