NEWS 2014, at a sunspot. The team found 15 nm and coated. Once produc Former RAS President ALAN and IDA get that it came from the edge of the tion is in full swing, German receives OBE together at Snowbird dark part of a sunspot, where two company Schott will produce AWARD EVENT The 5th International Arti sunspots were close together. roughly one segment a day. Congratulations c fi ial Light at Night conference Gas o fl w from one sunspot to http://eso.org/public/news/eso1801 to Kathy Whaler will be held with the support the other compressed the region of the University of the International Dark Sky between them and gave rise to the Nominations open for of Edinburgh on Association at Snowbird, Utah, super strong el fi d (stronger than Breakthrough prizes the award of the in partnership with the Univer in the nearby umbra). OBE in the 2018 sity of Utah. The ALAN confer http://bit.ly/2t22VQp COMPETITION The 2019 Break New Year’s ence series is a multidisciplinary through Prize of $3m is open for Honours list. She receives the forum examining all aspects of nominations until 30 April, with RAS Fellow is new award for services to geophysics. artic fi ial light at night. The main a prize awarded in the e fi ld of head for ASTRON http://bit.ly/2FaL3bb themes include: technology and fundamental physics and one in design, measurement and model APPOINTMENT mathematics. Nominations are ling, society, biology and ecology, In April, Carole also sought for six New Horizons Starmus V festival and health. The conference runs Jackson takes Prizes to early career researchers, returns for 2019 from 12–14 November 2018. over as director who can each win $100 000. EVENT Starmus, the international http://bit.ly/2EWgI0F general and http://breakthroughprize.org/News/42 celebration of all things cultural science director and astrophysical, will return of ASTRON, the IAU puts astrobiology LISA Pathfinder wins for its fifth festival in 2019 from Netherlands resources online technology award 24–29 June in Bern, Switzerland, Institute for Radio Astronomy. celebrating the 50th anniversary EDUCATION The International Prof. Jackson was the Western AWARD The success of the ESA of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Astronomical Union has devel Australian Premier’s Fellow at spacecraft LISA Pathfinder has The festival is sponsored by the oped a website hosting online Curtin University, director of the been recognized by the American European Southern Observa courses in the growing e fi ld Curtin Institute of Radio Astronautical Society with its tory and combines speakers of astrobiology. The recorded Astronomy and a science director 2017 Space Technology Award. and events from arts, music and lectures are available in French, of the International Centre for LISA Pathfinder showed it is science. Tickets go on sale on 15 English and Spanish and are Radio Astronomy Research in possible to y fl two test masses at June 2018. directed at master’s or PhD stu Australia. She gained consider constant separation measured http://www.starmus.com dents, but many are accessible to able experience in industry before with a laser interferometer. It was a wider audience. moving into astronomy. She has a precursor to the Laser Interfer http://bit.ly/2ovm4FS held key roles in the SKA project, ometer Space Antenna (LISA), TGO ends aerobraking while research interests include which will use three spacecraft to for steady Mars orbit extragalactic radio astronomy measure gravitational waves. Astronomer selected EXOMARS ESA’s Mars mission the and technology leadership http://bit.ly/2BV86Vr for astronaut training Trace Gas Orbiter has finished through innovative instrumenta more than 950 orbits using inter SPACEFLIGHT tion and industry partnerships. Swift name change action with the martian atmo Suzanne http://bit.ly/2sWlSUN honours Neil Gehrels sphere to slow down and decrease Randall, a the ellipticity of its orbit. Now a European SWIFT NASAs’ Swift spacecraft Project Mars seeks series of manoeuvres with thrust Southern has been renamed the Neil artists and l fi m-makers ers are bringing the orbit to the Observatory Gehrels Swift Observatory in final, circular path at an altitude astronomer, has COMPETITION Movie makers and honour of the late principal of 400 km. Science observations been selected by poster artists can enter a competi investigator, who died in Febru are scheduled to start on 21 April. Astronautin, an initiative set up tion to interpret NASA’s plans to ary 2017. Gehrels was one of the http://bit.ly/2HShzgv in 2016 to train the first German venture to Mars. There’s a first leaders in the development of this woman astronaut. Randall works prize of $10 000 for a v fi e minute innovative mission to produce on the Atacama Large Milli film and $1000 for a poster; the rapid response observations of German lab is hotspot metre–submillimetre Array and competition closes at the end of gamma ray bursts. The name for Venus research is interested in pulsating blue August 2018. Entrants can make change was announced at the INFRARED SENSING A new lab at subdwarf stars. “I want to show use of NASA resources such as 231st meeting of the American the German Aerospace Centre that ordinary women can images, videos and 3D models of Astronomical Society in January. could provide experimental develop the knowledge and skills the Orion spacecraft. http://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov ground truth for remote sensing to become an astronaut,” she said. http://projectmarscompetition.com data from Venus. The Plan “It should go without saying that ERRATUM etary Spectroscopy Laboratory women work in space.” (Photo: Six down, 925 mirror at the Institute for Planetary ESO/Astronautin) Correction: obituary segments to go Research in Berlin can analyse http://bit.ly/2sYz7Em of Leon Mestel rock samples at temperatures E-ELT The first six segments of the up to 1000 °C. The thick, cloudy main mirror for the European APOLOGY Dr David Moss has HINODE spots record venusian atmosphere has some Extremely Large Telescope have pointed out that he was not, as magnetic field windows at infrared wavelengths been cast successfully; another the obituary claims (A&G 2017 through which researchers can THE SUN The strongest magnetic 792 are needed for the main 58 6.10–6.11, doi:10.1093/astro examine the surface. Experi e fi ld recorded on the surface of mirror, plus 133 spares. The 39 m geo/atx207), Leon’s research mental data on the properties of the Sun has been recorded by main mirror comprises hexagonal student; instead his research rocks that may be analogues for National Astronomical Observa segments 1.4 m across and 5 cm supervisor was Roger Tayler, venusian surface rocks will sup tory of Japan researchers using the thick, cast from a low expansion and Leon his external exam port interpretations of any such HINODE spacecraft. The record ceramic called Zerodur. After iner for his Sussex PhD. Robert remotely sensed data. e fi ld strength of 6250 gauss was cooling and heat treatment, they Smith apologizes for the error. http://bit.ly/2oGkHDv found in data from 4 February will be polished to a precision of A&G • April 2018 • Vol. 59 • aandg.org 2.7 Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article-abstract/59/2/2.7/4935746 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 16 March 2018
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Published: Apr 1, 2018
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