Observatory Days 2019
9th-11th January 2019 •  Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

Last update: 2018-12-18, 11:11 UTC.

The purpose of the Observatory Days is to discuss science and future strategies and actions related to space research. Naturally this includes the presentation of recent results and recent, current as well as future activities. A list of past and future seminars is given at the bottom of this page.

The next Finnish EISCAT Collaboration Meeting will be part of the Observatory Days and take place on Friday morning. The meeting is open to everyone interested in Finnish (and related) EISCAT operations.

The Observatory Days will begin at 13:00 LT on Wednesday, and end with lunch at 12:00 LT on Friday. Lunch 12:00-13:30 LT on all three days at own cost, breakfast will hopefully be available for guest room occupants.

[SGO], [U Oulu]

Note: Seminar language will be English!

Registration and Abstract Submission

The registration fee is 65 EUR/person to be paid upon arrival at our finance office. The fee will cover four coffee breaks, one lunch, and the official dinner. Lunch is optional on the arrival and departure days.

IMPORTANT: Even if you cannot come to the meeting because of bad timing, please click on the “register” link. There is a section where you can voice your opinion when the meeting should be held in the future. If you cannot come in January 2019, just give your opinion and select the option “no, I can’t register”.

Registration register Deadline: 16th December 2018
Titles for Talks/Posters   Deadline: closed


Please suggest sessions/session topics by sending e-mail to Thomas (thomas dot ulich at sgo dot fi). Some suggestions of topics in random order:

Confirmed sessions:

Other possible topics (please make suggestions!):

Please contact us and suggest more/other topics to be discussed.

Outline Programme

13:00Welcome, Practicalities,
Brief Introduction of Participants
13:30Session 1
15:30Session 2
09:00Session 3
11:00Session 4
13:30Session 5
15:30Session 6
09:00EISCAT Collaboration Meeting (open to everyone interested)
11:00EISCAT Collaboration Meeting (cont'd)


The Observatory Days will take place at Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, in the lecture room of the Polaria building. Address: Tähteläntie 62, FI-99600 Sodankylä. WGS84: N 67°21'55", E 26°37'44". what3words: ///undergone.marquees.froth.

Past and Future Seminars

X Observatory Days 9-11 January 2019.
IX Observatory Days 10-12 January 2018.
VIII Observatory Days 11-13 January 2017.
VII Observatory Days 13-15 January 2016.
VI Sodankylä Seminar 7-9 January 2015.
V Sodankylä Seminar 7-9 January 2014.
IV Sodankylä Seminar 11-13 June 2012.
III Sodankylä Seminar 3-5 January 2011.
II Sodankylä Seminar 7-8 January 2010.
I Sodankylä Seminar 10-11 January 2008.