- The University of Alabama in Huntsville

- The German Aerospace Center (DLR)

- The South African National Space Agency (SANSA)


The Joint Space Weather Summer 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 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 four parts:

  • June 14: Mandatory pre-meeting in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • June 15 - June 29: The first session in Northern Germany.
  • June 30 - July 14: The second session in  Hermanus, South Africa.
  • July 15 & 16: Final Presentations in Huntsville, Alabama.

The course is limited to eight (8) students. Students must apply online under the 'JSWSC Application' tab.  The application consists of the following required documents:

  • Application
  • Two (2) reference letters
  • UAH unofficial transcripts 

If your application is successful, eligible expenses including lodging in Germany, South Africa, and Huntsville, Alabama, and tuition for this course will be covered.

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