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<h2>Participating in the Project</h2> This project is open to anyone with an interest in Space Weather. The broad remit that Space Weather affords means that there are many ways and levels for participation. Some ideas include: <br> <ul> <li>Solar observing</li> <ul> <li>While light, H-Alpha, photographic, visual, coronagraph?</li> <li>Spectroscopy.</li> <li>Observation of sunspots, faculae (espec polar faculae)</li> </ul> <li>Auroral Observation</li> <ul> <li>Photography of the aurora, especially with a point to identify features, classification.</li> <li>Manual notation of the features of an auroral display.</li> <li>Historical, cultural, and social interactions.</li> </ul> <li>Monitoring the Earth's Magnetic Field</li> <ul> <li>Jam Jar magnetometer - simple to complex.</li> <li>Geomagnetic observation on a long term scale - Set up a geomagnetic observatory.</li> </ul> <li>Radio astronomy of the Sun</li> <ul> <li>Ionospheric observation</li> <li>Radio telescope observation of the sun.</li> </ul> <li>Computation and IT</li> <ul> <li>Citizen Science type projects.</li> <li>Processing of public domain satellite data.</li> <li>Software modelling of sunspot, coronal hole cycles.</li> <li>Forecasting algorithms, machine learning, computer vision classification of solar features or auroral displays. the refinement and design of software in this area</li> </ul> <li>Instrument design and build</li> <ul> <li>Solar telescopes and their construction. Observatories.</li> <li>Imaging and monitoring setups. All-sky cameras for the aurora. </li> <li>Analogue and electronic instrumentation - magnetometers, radio equipment and antenna for solar/ionospheric observation.</li> </ul> <li>Space Physics</li> <ul> <li>Solar particle observation</li> <li>Balloon Satellite, their payloads and observation</li> <li>Impact of space weather events on infrastructure.</li> </ul> </ul> You might be interested in long term observations, short term campaigns around a specific topic or questions, or have one-off observations of unique features. Contact: You can contact me (Vaughn Malkin) at <a href="mailto:vaughnmalkin@gmail.com">vaughnmalkin@gmail.com</a>