American Astronomical Society.  Solar Physics Division.  Solar Physics 2013 Meeting.



SPD Member Student Non-member
Early (before May 03) $325 $225 $400
Standard (before June 28) $375 $275 $450
On-site $450 $350 $525

(Note: Joining the SPD is easy, and annual dues are only $15-$30, depending on the level of membership. The membership application is at

If you require a letter of invitation to attend the meeting, or have another special requests, please e-mail or

Scientific Schedule

The block schedule is available at

A Java-enabled schedule of sessions can be seen at

A list of all the abstracts, cross-linked by authors/co-authors, is here.

The detailed schedule, listing all talks and their times is at

The list of registrants, as of July 1, is available at

Poster Details

Paper posters should be no wider than 45 inches (114 cm). Tacks will be provided. Posters can be hung on Monday morning, and must be removed by 10:50am on Thursday.

e-Posters will be displayed on flat-screen TVs. Presenters are expected to bring their own laptops/tablets, and adapters/dongles for connecting to the TV, which will accept both HDMI and VGA. Further details and suggestions about e-posters


SPD members are permitted up to 5 abstracts. Non-members may submit 1 abstract. There is a $45 fee for each abstract, payable on the submission site.

Submit abstract:

The abstract submission deadline has passed.


The Solar Physics Division is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support student participation at this meeting. More detailed information on how to apply for studentship awards, and on the associated obligations (e.g., presenting a paper at the meeting), can be found at Applications are due by April 15, 2013; awardees will be notified by April 26, giving time to submit an abstract by the May 3 abstract deadline.


Scientific Organizing Committee: Leon Golub (Chair), Terry Forbes, Neal Hurlburt, Terry Kucera, Dana Longcope

Local Organizing Committee: David McKenzie, Dana Longcope, Toni Lee


  • Deadline for Studentship applications: April 15
  • End of Early Registration, and Abstract Submission deadline: May 03
    NOTE: There will be NO Late Abstracts accepted after May 03.
  • Start of Standard Registration: May 04
  • Hotel reservation deadline: June 01
  • End of Standard Registration. Last day to cancel your registration: June 28
  • On-site registration is available: July 07-11


The detailed scientific program is linked above. Some items of note:

  • On-site Registration opens Sunday evening, July 07, 5:00
  • Student Reception: Sunday evening, July 07, 5:30-6:30, on Romney Lawn
  • Welcome Reception: Sunday evening, July 07, 6:30-9:00, on Romney Lawn
  • Women's Luncheon: Monday, July 08
  • Public Lecture: Monday evening, July 08
  • Agency Town Hall Lunch: Tuesday, July 09
  • SPD Business Meeting: Tuesday evening, July 09
  • SPD Banquet: Wednesday evening, July 10. Tickets are $65 ($40 for students)
  • Science talks and posters begin Monday morning, July 08, and run through Thursday, July 11.
  • Closing Reception: Thursday afternoon, July 11, on Romney Lawn.
  • E/PO workshop for scientists: Friday morning, July 12.

Getting to Bozeman and MSU

The SPD meeting will be held on the campus of Montana State University, in Bozeman, Montana. Registration, and most of the talks, are in the Strand Union Building, near the corner of South 7th Avenue and West Grant Street -- see the map. For driving directions, visit

Bozeman is a university town in the State of Montana and situated amidst the Rocky Mountains in the northwestern part of the United States. Bozeman is connected by air to major airline hubs such as Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis. The airlines that serve Bozeman include United, Delta, Alaska, and their partner airlines. The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport code is BZN. The airport is about 10 miles (typically 20 minutes drive) from the heart of the town. Airport shuttle service (All Valley Cabs, Phone: 406-388-9999) and car rentals are available at the airport; prior reservations are strongly recommended.

Other nearby airports are Billings (about 140 miles, 2 hours drive) and Butte (87 miles, 1 hour and 15 minutes drive); no shuttle service is available from these nearby towns to Bozeman and one has to make their own arrangements, for example, a rented car. From a logistic point of view, flying into Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is the most sensible choice.

Public transportation in Bozeman consists of a free bus service linking parts of the city:

Shuttle service has been arranged between the hotels designated below and MSU campus for each day of the meeting.

Alternatively, the LOC will provide MSU parking tags for meeting attendees who choose to rent cars. Just let us know when you check in at the meeting.

Weather: Summertime in Bozeman is beautiful with occasional surprises such as a snowstorm (although chances of that happening are about the same as running into a grizzly bear in the middle of town). Typical temperature (high-low) ranges between 83F - 50F (28C - 10C). For updated weather information refer to this web page. (


Blocks of rooms have been reserved at three Bozeman hotels. A shuttle will run between these hotels and the SPD meeting throughout each meeting day. Be sure to mention AAS-SPD when making your reservation.

Best Western PLUS Grantree
Ph: 800-780-7234
Please refer to contract #806281.
Holiday Inn
Ph: 888-465-4329
Comfort Inn
Ph: 406-587-2322

Please note that the hotels will release these rooms after June 01

Lodging is also available in the MSU dormitories, at a lower cost. For information and reservations, please direct your browser to

Public Event

Lecture for the public, "Our Explosive Sun", by Dr. Tom Berger of the National Solar Observatory. Monday night, July 08, 7:00pm

Things to Do

  • Museum of the Rockies
  • Lunch on the Lawn, Wednesday 11:30-1:30
  • Music on Main, Thursday 6:30-8:30
  • Free Friday Night at the Children's Museum, Friday 5:00-8:00
  • Art Walk, Friday 6:00-8:00
  • A list of day hikes can be provided, from very easy to very strenuous.
  • Lots of opportunities for guided trout fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking. LOC can provide suggestions.
  • Yellowstone National Park is just 90 minutes away by car, a very beautiful drive.