Ninth European Space Weather Week
November 5 - 9, 2012, Brussels, Belgium

Tutorial - Tour of Space

We will have our 5th edition of the tutorial. The tutorial is at the same time the kick-off of the Battle of the Solar Titans, an online quiz that runs the whole week.

Space Weather involves many areas: reaching from the Sun to the Earth, over space and the Earth's environment. Space Weather is about technology, science, hazards, inventing new concepts, a new way of thinking.

10:00-10:15 The future of Space Weather We don't want to explain again what Space Weather is. The participants of the ESWW9 have a clue about this. But, do we have an idea where we are heading to?
A personal view - somehow connected to the future SSA space weather segment - of
  • Juha-Pekka Luntama, ESA
10:15-11:00 Space Weather Shopping - Part I You will be introduced to a broad variety of space weather subjects in an informal way. You pass from one expert to another one: a fast Meet and Greet through the space weather landscape.
  • Katrien Bonte, KULeuven - SoFAST & Solar Orbiter
  • Volker Bothmer, University of Gottingen - Sailing on Sunshine
  • Anik Degroof,ESA - PROBA2 satellite
  • Johan De Keyser, BIRA-IASB - Comets
  • Emil Kraaikamp, STCE - Lucky Imaging
  • Philippe Mollet, MIRA - Public Observatory
11:00-11:30 Coffee
11:30-11:50 Space Weather Shopping - Part II More 'Meet and Greet' fun.
11:50-12:15 Scientists in the Sofa Your host will dig through the science of the people in the sofa. Three people involved in Space Weather tell about their passion. Starring
  • Dan Seaton, ROB, Belgium
  • Shaun Bloomfield, Astrophysics Research Group, Dublin, Ireland
  • Marilena Mierla, Institute of Geodynamics, Romanian Academy, Romania
  • Dave Pitchford, SES Astra, Luxemburg - your host
12:15-12:30 The Battle of the Solar Titans - preview The Battle of the Solar Titans is an online quiz that runs the whole week. It has a daily ranking. This 10' preview gives a taste of the Battle of the Solar Titans. After 10 min, we will have our first Solar Titan in real time.

This tutorial is the result of a collaboration between partners from
  • the eHEROES project, EU
  • the STCE, Belgium

Monday Nov 5, 2012: 10:00 - 12:30
Following the tutorial, the participants are offered a free sandwich lunch.
Registration is free, but necessary. Participation in the ESWW9 is not necessary.
  • For participants of the ESWW9: registration can be done through the regular registration form.
  • For those that only want to participate in the tutorial and not in the ESWW9: you can register by sending an email to petra.vanlommel at
Deadline for registration for the tutorial is Oct 19, 2012.