- The University of Alabama in Huntsville

- NSF EPSCoR, CPU2AL: Connecting the Plasma Universe to Plasma Technology in Alabama

- The German Aerospace Center (DLR)

- The South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

The International Space Weather Camp is an opportunity for students from the US, South Africa, 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 International Space Weather 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:

  • May 26, 2022: mandatory pre-meeting via remote platform

  • June 1 - June 23, 2022: The session is in Huntsville, Alabama.

Students must apply online and be accepted into the program as well as The University of Alabama in Huntsville prior to registering for this course.

If your application is successful, eligible expenses including mileage, lodging in Huntsville (if allowable), and tuition for this course will be covered.

NOTE: You will not be able to take another summer class.



Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the international travel portion for the program will not take place in 2022. It is the current plan that students from Alabama will spend the session in Huntsville, AL but will be working with students in Germany and South Africa via online meeting platforms. While international travel has been canceled, the Alabama participants will participate in a trip to the Kennedy Space Center during the third week of the camp. Please note that if the COVID-19 situation should worsen, we will consider a possible hybrid or fully virtual options with no travel. For any in-person component, we will ensure that there is adequate physical spacing between workspaces, following all cleaning protocols set by the host institution and the government.