Unfortunately, given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the International Space Weather Camp is canceled for this year. 

 

- 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 three parts:

  • June 19: Mandatory pre-meeting in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • June 20 - July 4: The first session in Hermanus, South Africa.
  • July 5 - July 17: The second session in  Huntsville, Alabama.

The course is limited to 9 students. 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 lodging in South Africa and Huntsville, Alabama, and tuition for this course will be covered.

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