Tom Metcalf SPD Travel FundIn consultation with Tom Metcalf's family, the Solar Physics Division (SPD) has established the Thomas Metcalf SPD Travel Fund to help support newer members' expenses for attending meetings relevant to solar physics. A new page with a description and links to guidelines has recently been added. AAS members can donate here (login required).
In 2013 the SPD will hold its 44th meeting in|
2013 July 8 - 11
SPD Popular Writing Awards Deadline ReminderNominations for the Popular Writing awards should be submitted by 2013 April 15.
2013 Hale and Harvey Prize winners announcedGeorge Ellery Hale Prize: The George Ellery Hale Prize is awarded to a scientist for outstanding contributions to the field of solar astronomy.
The 2013 Hale Prize is awarded to Richard Canfield for his pioneering work on dynamics and radiation in solar flares and on the origins and implications of magnetic helicity in active regions, as well as his role as a leader and mentor.
Karen Harvey Prize: The Karen Harvey Prize is awarded in recognition for a significant contribution to the study of the Sun, early in a person's professional career.
The 2013 Karen Harvey Prize is awarded to Tibor Torok, for his innovative numerical studies and theoretical analyses of the role of MHD instabilities in the initiation and driving of coronal mass ejections.