Observatory Days 2021
13th - 15th January 2021 • Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

Last update: 2019-12-20, 09:26UTC.

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.

[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 Thursday, and the official dinner on Wednesday. Lunch is optional on Wednesday (arrival) and Friday (departure), which means you can buy lunch at own cost.

Registration is not yet open.


12:00Lunch (own cost)
13:00Welcome, Practicalities
13:10Opening Talk
13:30Session 1
15:30Session 2
19:00Dinner (included)
09:00Session 3
11:00Session 4
12:00Lunch (included)
13:30Session 5
15:30Session 6
09:00EISCAT Collaboration Meeting (open to everyone interested)
11:00EISCAT Collaboration Meeting (cont'd)
12:00Lunch (own cost)


The Observatory Days 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 (///katselen.pitelee.uimarannat).

Future and Previous Meetings

XVI Observatory Days 8th - 10th January 2025
XV Observatory Days 10th - 12th January 2024
XIV Observatory Days 11th - 13th January 2023
XIII Observatory Days 12th - 14th January 2022
XII Observatory Days 13th - 15th January 2021
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