M I S T   E L E C T R O N I C    N E W S L E T T E R

No. 4                                               8 Nov 2000

Dear Colleagues,


The programme and abstracts for this year's autumn MIST
(Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial) meeting in
London are now available on the web at: 


The large number of talks submitted attest to the vitality of
our subject, but again mean that it has not been possible to
allocate speakers as much as 15 minutes, and I have continued
with the 10-minutes per talk formula, just sufficient I think
to get one's main point across, followed by a quick question or
two, with time for further discussions during the lunch and tea
breaks. Many thanks to all those who submitted contributions.

The meeting will be held on Friday 24th November at the
Geological Society Lecture Room, Burlington House, Piccadilly
(see MIST home page for a map) beginning 10.30 am (coffee
available in the Geological Society library from 10.00am). A
sandwich lunch (for a small charge) and afternoon tea will also
be provided. I hope everyone manages to overcome the rail crisis,
the fuel crisis, the flood crisis, etc. to get to the meeting,
and look forward to seeing you there. Afterwards proceedings
usually continue informally over a pint at the "Walkers of St
James" pub in Duke Street (across Piccadilly from Burlington
House). Many thanks to the Royal Astronomical Society for
supporting our autumn meetings in London.


I would like bring to your attention the RAS G/MIST Discussion
meeting on the above subject, to be held at Burlington House
(Geological Society Lecture Room) in London on Friday 8th
December 2000. It has been organised by Sandra Chapman (Warwick
University), Mervyn Freeman (British Antarctic Survey) and Sean
Oughton (University College London), and promises to be a
fascinating day. Details are on the web at:


Since the last Newsletter, the Millennium MIST meeting held at
Imperial Collage has come and gone. Many thanks to Peter Cargill
and his colleagues for organising this very successful meeting,
and to Neil Arnold and Peter for writing the meeting report which
appeared in the August 2000 issue of "Astronomy & Geophysics". If
you don't receive this journal (free to members of the Royal
Astronomical Society) every two months, you should consider
joining the Society which is the independent learned society
representing MIST science, and is the professional body for MIST
scientists. Details are on the RAS website:

The Spring 2001 MIST meeting (Jorvik MIST) will be held at the
University of York, 9-11th April. More details will be available
soon. A highlight of the social arrangements will the conference
dinner in the medieval York Merchant Adventurers' Hall. For 2002
the spring MIST venue will remain in Yorkshire, this time in
Sheffield, also 9-11 April. Nothing has yet been arranged for
2003; are there any volunteers out there willing to host this?
Please get in touch.


This will be on Friday 23 November 2001 at Burlington House. More
details in due course.


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Best wishes,

                        Andy Smith, MIST Coordinator
Dr A.J. Smith,                   
British Antarctic Survey,        Phone: +44-1223-221544
Madingley Road,                  Fax:   +44-1223-221226
Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK.           Email: A.J.Smith@bas.ac.uk

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