EIS UK Meeting#

A national meeting for solar scientists#


7th & 8th July 2009
UCL Bloomsbury Campus, Central London

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. The meeting will have the additional goal of discussing current EIS science goals nationally.

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.

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.

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.) 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.

Dates & Times#

Meeting Dates & Times

In order to allow for easier transport from various parts of the UK, the meeting will start at 10:30 on Tuesday 7th July, finishing around 18:00. On Wednesday 8th, we will start earlier, but similarly finish earlier to allow guests to make their way to airports and train stations at a more convenient time.

Registration & Abstract

You can submit your registration and presentation abstract using our online form at insert-url. The deadline for registration is Monday 4th May 2009.

Venue & Access#

The EIS UK Meeting will be held in the Pearson Lecture Theatre on the main quadrangle of UCL's Bloomsbury campus in London.

To find your way to room to the Pearson Lecture Theatre, you can use UCL's Route Finder website to navigate from most nearby landmarks. The system is very flexible and provides wheelchair-friendly routes where necessary.

To find the Pearson Lecture Theatre from most nearby London locations, just follow these steps...

If you have any difficulties, see the UCL Route Finder video tutorial for more information.

Alternatively, you can use one of the predefined routes from nearby stations here:

There's also a more general webpage containing Public Transport access information to UCL...

...while Transport for London has a London Journey Planner between stations and major attractions (choose UCL Main Entrance, Bloomsbury as the destination). And a PDF map of the London Tube system is available here.

Meeting agenda#

Instrument status#

Hinode status#


S-band situation#

Eclipse seasons#

inc. adjustments for EIS, and what we've done in the software to include them)



Model for operations#

Remote operations#

How it's achieved#

How to participate#


...and freedoms!#

Data access#

Ways to get at the data #

with video tutorials

Software for handling data#

(with examples shown)


Effects handled:#

Need the documentation in the software headers to be up-to-date!

Contributed software#


Solar wind connectivity#



Flares and CMEs#

build-up phase#

impulsive & gradual phases#

Quiescent active regions#

flows within them#

flows from them (some overlap with solar wind)#


connectivity with surrounding structures#

Quiet Sun behaviour#

in the absence of active regions#

We have abundant observations of these#

Coronal holes#





Discussion of Science Results in the broader context#