Observatory Days 2025
8th – 10th January 2025 • Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

Last update: 2024-01-29, 10:23 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 Observatory Days will be held in-person, but you will be able to follow the talks in Zoom.

[SGO], [U Oulu]

Note: Meeting language is English!

Registration and Abstract Submission

The registration fee of TBD EUR/person covers four coffee breaks, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and the official dinner on Wednesday. Lunch is available all week, and you can pay additional days directly in the lunch room. An optional dinner is available on Thursday.

On-line participation via Zoom is free of charge.

Important: if you cancel participation after the registration deadline, we will invoice the full registration fee.

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The meeting starts at 10:30 on Wednesday, and ends at 12:00 on Friday. Morning sessions are 08:30-10:00 and 10:30-12:00, afternoon sessions are 13:30-15:00 and 15:30-17:00. Dinner(s) at 18:00.

Please suggest session topics by e-mail to the organisers. Sessions included so far: Observatory Operations; EISCAT and EISCAT_3D; Guest Instrument Plans and Results; Science Results and Interpretations.


The Observatory Days will be hosted by 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: ///calculator.conceivable.wriggling (///tiimalasi.näköaisti.potti).

There will be a Zoom link to listen in and to present. However, during discussions, technical limitations due to microphone reach in the hall etc apply. We strongly recommend in-person participation. The Observatory Days are meant to facilitate plenty of free discussion and therefore have long breaks, which is not possible to share on-line. If you want to participate on-line, we recommend you download the Zoom Client beforehand, it works on desktop computers, phones, and tablets.

Future and Previous Meetings

XVI Observatory Days 8th – 10th January 2025
XV Observatory Days 10th – 12th January 2024 Programme Group Photo Abstracts
XIV Observatory Days 11th – 13th January 2023 Programme Group Photo Abstracts
XIII Observatory Days 10th – 14th January 2022 Programme Abstracts Posters
XII Observatory Days 11th – 15th January 2021 Programme Abstracts
XI Observatory Days 8th – 10th January 2020 Programme Group Photo Abstracts
X Observatory Days 9th – 11th January 2019 Programme Group Photo
IX Observatory Days 10th – 12th January 2018 Programme Group Photo
VIII Observatory Days 11th – 13th January 2017 Programme Group Photo
VII Observatory Days 13th – 15th January 2016 Programme Group Photo
VI Observatory Days 7th – 9th January 2015 Programme
V Observatory Days 7th – 9th January 2014 Programme
IV Observatory Days 11th – 13th June 2012 Programme
III Observatory Days 3rd – 5th January 2011 Programme Abstracts
II Observatory Days 7th – 8th January 2010 Programme
I Observatory Days 10th – 11th January 2008 Programme