Joint Space Weather Summer Camp 2017, June 24 - July 22


Photo: Copyright by ESA - P. Carril -


The Joint Space Weather Summer Camp is a joint venture under a cooperative agreement between the following organizations:

- The University of Alabama in Huntsville

- The German Aerospace Center (DLR)

- The South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

- The Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (IAPS-INAF Rome) 


The Joint Space Weather Summer Camp is an opportunity for students from the US, South Africa, Italy and Germany to learn about space physics in the context of meeting a very practical need -- to understand the influence of the Sun on the space and upper atmosphere of the Earth and its related impact on the technological systems and needs of modern society.

The Joint Space Weather Summer Camp (selected topics course SPA489 and SPA689) covers various aspects related to Space Weather, comprising cosmic ray particle transport theory, plasma physics, solar physics, heliospheric physics, computer simulations for modeling and understanding local Space Weather, and the impact on Earth’s atmosphere, satellites, and space vehicles.

This course consists of two parts:

 June 24 - July 8: The first part of the Summer Camp takes place in Huntsville, Alabama.

 July 9 - July 22: The second part of the Summer Camp takes place in Hermanus, South Africa.

The course is limited to 8 students. Students must apply online or in written form and be accepted prior to registering for this course (see below). If your application is successful, eligible expenses including transportation, lodging in Hermanus, South Africa and in Germany, and tuition for this course will be covered. NOTE: You will not be permitted to take another summer class.