First Announcement

The EIS Team at UCL are pleased to officially announce:

EIS UK Meeting 2009

As part of the science involvement programme of Hinode EIS in the UK, the EIS team at UCL (MSSL) invites fellow solar scientists in the UK to a two-day meeting to promote information exchange both with the instrument team and among the UK solar science community, and to promote scientific results from the EIS mission. The meeting will have the additional goal of discussing current EIS science goals nationally.

We particularly encourage postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers to attend.

Please note that registration for the meeting will close on Saturday 13th June.

The EIS UK Meeting will be hosted by UCL on its central London Bloomsbury campus (with associated good transport links) on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th July 2009. (Note that the Near Universe Advisory Panel meeting, also in London, will be held on Thursday 9th July.)

While the first part of the meeting will aim to bring attendees up to speed on EIS as it is used, we would very much like to encourage scientific discussion. To that end, scientific presentations contributed by attendees will form the main part of the meeting, with an obvious emphasis on EIS data. All guests will be asked to make at least a short oral presentation on their work related to EIS.

Guests are encouraged to bring laptop computers in order to join in interactive demonstrations of techniques and learning tools. Wireless access will also be available for those who want it. (We regret that we are able to provide technical support only for wireless connections, and not other computer problems so please ensure that your computer has IDL, an up-to-date web browser (Firefox, Safari, etc.) with Flash plugins, and the necessary branches of SolarSoft (gen, eis, as well as whatever you normally use) installed.)

We can accommodate a limited number of guests, due to space and available facilities for networking, so please register early.

A modest fee will be applicable to cover refreshments each day and an on-site lunch on the 8th of July.

Further information, including registation, meeting schedule, local travel information, and accommodation, is available by going to our website * at

or by contacting David Williams or Louise Harra.

Looking forward to seeing you in London!


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Put this date in your diary:

The meeting will be held in University College London Bloomsbury Campus, Central London, on 7 – 8 th July 2009.

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