Consolidated Solar System Physics Research at UCLan

Lead Research Organisation: University of Central Lancashire
Department Name: Jeremiah Horrocks Institute

Abstract

This consolidated grant proposal brings together research within the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute (JHI) of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), along with consortium collaboration with researchers at the Open University, in the research areas of solar and heliospheric physics. In these areas we will be addressing key science questions at the cutting edge of solar system research about the dynamics of the Sun and how it effects it local environment.

Specific projects include:

- investigating the effect of the rotation of sunspots on solar activity such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections to determine whether sunspot rotation leads to increased solar activity;

- exploring the nature of coronal loop heating using data from the MaGIXS sounding rocket flight and the EIS instrument on the Hinode satellite to constrain theoretical and numerical heating models;

- determining how conditions in the different layers of the Sun's atmosphere influence the onset of coronal mass ejections (CMEs), and whether atmospheric dimmings can be used as a diagnostic to predict CMEs;

- modelling the propagation of Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs) in the inner heliosphere with numerical codes and comparing with observations to determine the underlying physics throughout the solar system;

- mapping the zodiacal cloud near Mercury to better understand dust impacts on that planet, and, surveying the zodiacal cloud as a whole to investigate the effects of planets on the cloud and the sources of interplanetary dust.

Planned Impact

A principal impact is Community Engagement, of which our primary beneficiaries are students at schools and colleges, as well as members of the broader community, in Lancashire. In addition via social media and partnerships with organisations beyond the county, our reach is global.

While there is an element of dissemination in much of this work, the real impact derives from demonstrating to the people of Lancashire that work of national and international importance is taking place on their doorstep, and they can both benefit and become involved. Lancashire has some significant areas of very low engagement in Higher Education, including one of the lowest regions, Burnley. Our engagement work allows us to influence aspirations amongst children from a young age, and maintain interest in physics-focused study through the critical teenage years. In addition some of the initiatives described in Pathways to Impact have regional (North West) and wider reach, demonstrating that such work is not restricted to the largest and most prestigious institutes that may not be perceived as accessible to those from under-represented communities. For more details see:
http://www.star.uclan.ac.uk/events/
and
http://www.star.uclan.ac.uk/outreach/

Alston Observatory
We run the Alston Observatory, about 8 miles from Preston, which is a purpose-built teaching facility. Also on the site are telescopes with a long history, as well as a new 0.7-metre teaching telescope. We run monthly star-gazing events for the public. We also have a Discovery Dome planetarium system, exhibits on Telescopes as Time Machines funded by the Royal Astronomical Society, and an outside experiment on Measuring the Cosmos. Discovery Dome is an exciting system that allows a laptop computer and digital projector to display movies onto a planetarium dome, as well as enhanced planetarium shows. This will enable both informative material to be presented for evening events, and educational material for curriculum enhancement. We run many outreach events at Alston, including Stargazing Live and other public observing evenings. We have links with many local astronomical societies. We also run many events for local schools at Alston. See:
http://www.star.uclan.ac.uk/alston/workshops.php

Lancashire Science Festival
The University runs a 3-day science festival every year attracting up to 17,000 visitors from local schools and the general public. The JHI, and members of the solar physics group, actively participate in this event, developing and delivering activities ranging from stands on the show floor (there are separate mathematics, physics, and astrophysics stands), to scheduled seminars and shows. This event allows us to enthuse school students and the general public about solar and astrophysics, and disseminate results from our research.

Space Weather
Research on Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs) has application to Space Weather forecasting. A number of approaches and systems that aim to predict the radiation risk associated with SEPs are currently being developed worldwide. UCLan's earlier research on SEP propagation was used to produce a forecasting model, SPARX. This tool has been incorporated into the COMESEP Alert System and ESA Space Situational Awareness Services. A collaboration with the UK Met Office on implementing SPARX as one of its forecasting tools is ongoing. Therefore a clear pathway to impact for the work on SEP modelling exists.

Organisations

 
Description Consolidated Solar and Heliospheric Physics Research at UCLan
Amount £339,027 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/V000934/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2024
 
Description NASA HSR NNH16ZDA001N-HSR for Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science - 2016 (ROSES-2016)
Amount $250,000 (USD)
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 03/2017 
End 02/2019
 
Description SSA P3-SWE-IV.2:USE OF L5 DATA IN CME PROPAGATION MODELS
Amount € 449,912 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 09/2021 
End 09/2022
 
Description SWIMMR Aviation Risk Modelling (SWARM)
Amount £279,817 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/V002864/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 05/2023
 
Description Dr Georgia De Nolfo, NASA Goodard Space Flight Center 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Georgia De Nolfo visited us for a week in January 2018 to work on comparing PAMELA spacecraft data with our simulations of SEP propagation. This collaboration is ongoing.
Collaborator Contribution 3D test particle simulations of relativistic protons during flare/CME events.
Impact Conference presentation at SHINE Meeting 2018 and at ICRC 2019. Two refereed journal papers currently in preparation.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ISSI Team on Flares and SEPs, 6-6-2018 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department German Research Centre for Geosciences
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching "Solar flare acceleration signatures and their connection to solar energetic particles".
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research. Scientific presentation at meeting
Impact It is expected that scientific publications will be outcome of this activity in future.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ISSI Team on Flares and SEPs, 6-6-2018 
Organisation North-West University
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching "Solar flare acceleration signatures and their connection to solar energetic particles".
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research. Scientific presentation at meeting
Impact It is expected that scientific publications will be outcome of this activity in future.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ISSI Team on Flares and SEPs, 6-6-2018 
Organisation Observatory of Paris
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching "Solar flare acceleration signatures and their connection to solar energetic particles".
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research. Scientific presentation at meeting
Impact It is expected that scientific publications will be outcome of this activity in future.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ISSI Team on Flares and SEPs, 6-6-2018 
Organisation Stanford University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching "Solar flare acceleration signatures and their connection to solar energetic particles".
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research. Scientific presentation at meeting
Impact It is expected that scientific publications will be outcome of this activity in future.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ISSI Team on Flares and SEPs, 6-6-2018 
Organisation University of Alabama in Huntsville
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching "Solar flare acceleration signatures and their connection to solar energetic particles".
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research. Scientific presentation at meeting
Impact It is expected that scientific publications will be outcome of this activity in future.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ISSI Team on Flares and SEPs, 6-6-2018 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching "Solar flare acceleration signatures and their connection to solar energetic particles".
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research. Scientific presentation at meeting
Impact It is expected that scientific publications will be outcome of this activity in future.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ISSI Team on Flares and SEPs, 6-6-2018 
Organisation University of Kiel
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching "Solar flare acceleration signatures and their connection to solar energetic particles".
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research. Scientific presentation at meeting
Impact It is expected that scientific publications will be outcome of this activity in future.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ISSI Team on Flares and SEPs, 6-6-2018 
Organisation University of Minnesota
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching "Solar flare acceleration signatures and their connection to solar energetic particles".
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research. Scientific presentation at meeting
Impact It is expected that scientific publications will be outcome of this activity in future.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ISSI Team on Flares and SEPs, 6-6-2018 
Organisation Western Kentucky University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching "Solar flare acceleration signatures and their connection to solar energetic particles".
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research. Scientific presentation at meeting
Impact It is expected that scientific publications will be outcome of this activity in future.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation China University of Geosciences
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation Florida Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation Harbin Institute of Technology
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department German Research Centre for Geosciences
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Department Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation Peking University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation Russian Academy of Sciences
Department Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation University of Alabama in Huntsville
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation University of Leuven
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation University of New Hampshire
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI team 469, on using energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures 
Organisation University of Wurzburg
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Timo Laitinen was invited to be part of this Team funded by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) to hold a series of research meetings. The team is researching how to use solar energetic particles to investigate solar wind structures and infer solar wind magnetic field configurations.
Collaborator Contribution Participation to meetings and associated research, and anticipated collaborative research and publications.
Impact The first meeting was to take place in April 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, but this was cancelled due to coronavirus situation. An online meeting was organised during the online American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2021, however the actual week-long workshops are to be had earliest in the Summer 2021. It is expected that the workshops will result in collaborative research that will result in scientific publications in future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Use of L5 Data in CME Propagation Models. P3-SWE-IV. 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for an ESA-funded project for investigating use of a spacecraft at L5 to forecast space weather efffects due to coronal mass ejections. The project was approved, with RAL as lead applicant and the others as subcontractors. The subcontracts are projected to start April 2021.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide modelling and observational data on coronal mass ejections observed by STEREO spacecraft. The UCLan group will then utilise this data in modelling and forecasting the solar energetic particle fluxes at Earth, or at location corresponding to Earth's location with respect to one of the STEREO spacecraft
Impact Outputs are anticipated in terms of reports and publications starting from 2021-2022.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Use of L5 Data in CME Propagation Models. P3-SWE-IV. 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Department RAL Space
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for an ESA-funded project for investigating use of a spacecraft at L5 to forecast space weather efffects due to coronal mass ejections. The project was approved, with RAL as lead applicant and the others as subcontractors. The subcontracts are projected to start April 2021.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide modelling and observational data on coronal mass ejections observed by STEREO spacecraft. The UCLan group will then utilise this data in modelling and forecasting the solar energetic particle fluxes at Earth, or at location corresponding to Earth's location with respect to one of the STEREO spacecraft
Impact Outputs are anticipated in terms of reports and publications starting from 2021-2022.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Use of L5 Data in CME Propagation Models. P3-SWE-IV. 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Space and Climate Physics (MSSL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for an ESA-funded project for investigating use of a spacecraft at L5 to forecast space weather efffects due to coronal mass ejections. The project was approved, with RAL as lead applicant and the others as subcontractors. The subcontracts are projected to start April 2021.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide modelling and observational data on coronal mass ejections observed by STEREO spacecraft. The UCLan group will then utilise this data in modelling and forecasting the solar energetic particle fluxes at Earth, or at location corresponding to Earth's location with respect to one of the STEREO spacecraft
Impact Outputs are anticipated in terms of reports and publications starting from 2021-2022.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Use of L5 Data in CME Propagation Models. P3-SWE-IV. 
Organisation University of Graz
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for an ESA-funded project for investigating use of a spacecraft at L5 to forecast space weather efffects due to coronal mass ejections. The project was approved, with RAL as lead applicant and the others as subcontractors. The subcontracts are projected to start April 2021.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide modelling and observational data on coronal mass ejections observed by STEREO spacecraft. The UCLan group will then utilise this data in modelling and forecasting the solar energetic particle fluxes at Earth, or at location corresponding to Earth's location with respect to one of the STEREO spacecraft
Impact Outputs are anticipated in terms of reports and publications starting from 2021-2022.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Use of L5 Data in CME Propagation Models. P3-SWE-IV. 
Organisation University of Göttingen
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for an ESA-funded project for investigating use of a spacecraft at L5 to forecast space weather efffects due to coronal mass ejections. The project was approved, with RAL as lead applicant and the others as subcontractors. The subcontracts are projected to start April 2021.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide modelling and observational data on coronal mass ejections observed by STEREO spacecraft. The UCLan group will then utilise this data in modelling and forecasting the solar energetic particle fluxes at Earth, or at location corresponding to Earth's location with respect to one of the STEREO spacecraft
Impact Outputs are anticipated in terms of reports and publications starting from 2021-2022.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Use of L5 Data in CME Propagation Models. P3-SWE-IV. 
Organisation University of Helsinki
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for an ESA-funded project for investigating use of a spacecraft at L5 to forecast space weather efffects due to coronal mass ejections. The project was approved, with RAL as lead applicant and the others as subcontractors. The subcontracts are projected to start April 2021.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide modelling and observational data on coronal mass ejections observed by STEREO spacecraft. The UCLan group will then utilise this data in modelling and forecasting the solar energetic particle fluxes at Earth, or at location corresponding to Earth's location with respect to one of the STEREO spacecraft
Impact Outputs are anticipated in terms of reports and publications starting from 2021-2022.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Use of L5 Data in CME Propagation Models. P3-SWE-IV. 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for an ESA-funded project for investigating use of a spacecraft at L5 to forecast space weather efffects due to coronal mass ejections. The project was approved, with RAL as lead applicant and the others as subcontractors. The subcontracts are projected to start April 2021.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide modelling and observational data on coronal mass ejections observed by STEREO spacecraft. The UCLan group will then utilise this data in modelling and forecasting the solar energetic particle fluxes at Earth, or at location corresponding to Earth's location with respect to one of the STEREO spacecraft
Impact Outputs are anticipated in terms of reports and publications starting from 2021-2022.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Use of L5 Data in CME Propagation Models. P3-SWE-IV. 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal for an ESA-funded project for investigating use of a spacecraft at L5 to forecast space weather efffects due to coronal mass ejections. The project was approved, with RAL as lead applicant and the others as subcontractors. The subcontracts are projected to start April 2021.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide modelling and observational data on coronal mass ejections observed by STEREO spacecraft. The UCLan group will then utilise this data in modelling and forecasting the solar energetic particle fluxes at Earth, or at location corresponding to Earth's location with respect to one of the STEREO spacecraft
Impact Outputs are anticipated in terms of reports and publications starting from 2021-2022.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Public talk at West Didsbury Astronomical Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk on space weather, connected to performed research, to abou 25 amateur astronomers. Widening knowledge on part of space research that is usually not well known by general public, including amateur astronomers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SUN Art Installation - Lightpool Festival, Blackpool Winter Gardens, 14-26 October 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A world premiere, SUN is a partnership between public artist Alex Rinsler and Prof. Robert Walsh, one of the UK's leading solar physicists. SUN is a seven-metre diameter suspended sphere, presenting astrophysical data from NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory in stunning 360°. SUN displays several months in the life of our closest star but in tens of minutes of real time.

Dalla and Laitinen supported the art display by talking with the public about how the SUN movies were obtained, what they showed and the physics of the Sun, over several evenings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.visitblackpool.com/things-to-do/festival/sun-(2)/