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Eclipse on the Coral Sea: Cycle 24 Ascending 2012


GONG 2012 / LWS/SDO-5 / SOHO 27

November 12 - 16, 2012, Palm Cove, Queensland

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more photos here:

palm cove

See our poster!

As we emerge from one of the deepest and longest solar minima on record, with a new and powerful eye on the Sun -SDO- we invite all those with an interest is solar activity to gather in beautiful Palm Cove, Australia to review and assess our current knowledge and understanding of our magnetic star, and to experience the awe and wonder of a total solar eclipse on November 14, 2012.

Topics of discussion will include, but not be limited to:

  • Observing and understanding the solar cycle
  • Oscillations and seismology of activity from interior to corona
  • Large scale transients and CMEs
  • Small-scale transients and high-cadence observations
  • New results from SDO, Hinode, and the new instruments on the ground and all other aspects of the active Sun

Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Paul Cally [Monash University, Australia; chair]: paul.cally at
  • Robert Erdelyi [Sheffield, UK; co-chair]: robertus at
  • Gianna Cauzzi [Arcetri, Italy]
  • Dean-Yi Chou [National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan]
  • Bernhard Fleck [SOHO/ESA]
  • Laurent Gizon [MPS, Germany]
  • Leon Golub [Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, USA]
  • Shadia Habbal [IfA Hawaii, USA]
  • Frank Hill [GONG/NSO, USA]
  • Charles Lindsey [CoRA, USA]
  • Zoran Mikic [Predictive Science, USA]
  • Phil Scherrer [Stanford, USA]
  • Abhishek Srivastava [ARIES, India]
  • Saku Tsuneta [NAOJ, Japan]

Local Administrative Support

For questions regarding administrative matters, please contact:

  • Aimee Norton [James Cook University; chair] at
  • Paul Cally [Monash University]: paul.cally at
  • Alina Donea [Monash University]: alina.donea at
  • Hamed Moradi[Monash University]:hamed.moradi at


National  Solar  Observatory  (GONG)

European  Space  Agency  (SOHO)

Monash  University  

James  Cook  University

Additional websites, relevant to this event are:

  • General Monash University info
  • General James Cook University info
  • for info on the Monash Centre for Astrophysics

  • Eclipse on the Coral Sea: Cycle 24 Ascending
    Palm Cove, Queensland
    Nov 12-16 2012
    Email: aussie.eclipse at , Email us


    Paper Submission : 15th Feb 2013 (midnight 23:59 local time)