Upcoming Events

SOLARNET Summer School Applications – High Resolution Solar Physics 
Period: 2020 (Aug 31 - Sept 4)
Venue: Institute of Physics, University of Graz, Austria


A chance to join the SUNRISE mission

September 2021
SUNRISE is due to launch in June 2022, find out how you can be part of the mission. Find our more.

European solar telescopes contribute to a global campaign 

June 2021
The SST and GREGOR join seven other facilities in an effort to deliver an unprecedented view of coronal holes. Click here to read the full story.

Absolute high-precision spectropolarimetry: Performance at the IRSOL telescope

June 2021         
Spectropolarimetry is the ultimate instrument to draw the most detailed picture of the solar atmosphere. Using a novel measurement technique, systematic errors hindering polarimetric measurements to achieve high accuracy have been significantly reduced at the IRSOL Gregory-Coudé telescope in Locarno, Switzerland. The potential of this measurement technique for large solar aperture telescopes like EST will be investigated. Click here to continue reading.

SOLARNET Successfully defends mid-term review 

December 2020

The SOLARNET consortium successfully defended the mid-term review of the project by the EU Commission on November 9th, 2020. The evaluation committee was presided by EU Project Officer Dr. Mina Koleva and Prof. Dr. Kristof Petrovay from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, acting as the external reviewer..... Click here to continue reading.

The second SOLARNET Forum for Telescopes and Databases

November 2020

The second SOLARNET Forum for Telescopes and Databases was held virtually on the 26th November 2020. The meeting, which brought together representatives from institutes that operate Europe’s premier solar physics facilities and users of those facilities. Click here to read more.


May 2020
COVID has had a serious impact on the activities of SOLARNET. We provide some details of what is happening here.

Solar physics goes to Piz Diant: Computing the Sun at high-resolution

March 2020
At the start of January 2020, the first tranche of EU Solar Physicists gained access to Piz Daint, a supercomputer at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, named after a prominent peak in Grisons in the Swiss Alps. And with a sense of anticipation, the solar scientists are waiting for this impressive machine to finish crunching the numbers and hopefully reveal new insights into how our Sun works. Click here to read the full story.

1st SOLARNET General Assembly

February 2020
The 1st General Assembly was held on January the 23rd, with 56 members of the SOLARNET community coming together at the Academy of Sciences in Prague. Click here to read more.

A review of SOLARNET's 1st year 

January 2020

The second incarnation of SOLARNET began the 1st January 2019, after successfully obtaining funding via the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme; with the main aim of the project being the integration of the major European infrastructures in the field of high-resolution solar physics. As the first year of business draws to a close, we take this opportunity to share some of the highlights from SOLARNET’s activities and look to the forthcoming year. Click here to read the review.

Researchers from the EU start their journeys around the world

November 2019

The successful applicants of SOLARNET’s 1st Mobility Programme call are beginning to set off on adventures to foreign lands, hoping for exciting discoveries and making new acquaintances. Click here to read the full story.

Students place their heads above the clouds

October 2019

Early this summer, 15 lucky students got to experience the life of a solar observer and spend time on the Islas Canarias to learn about solar astronomy. Click here for the full story about the event.

Career / Job-Opportunities

Multiple Ph.D positions at MPS, Göttingen: Call for applications in 2019

The Max Plank Institute for Solar System research, Göttingen invites applications for PhD positions in Solar System Science. Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2019.                

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