SWISS SOCIETY FOR ASTROPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
34th ``SAAS-FEE'' ADVANCED COURSE

THE SUN, SOLAR ANALOGS AND THE CLIMATE

15 - 20 March 2004 / Davos / Switzerland



The Swiss Society of Astrophysics & Astronomy (SSAA) is now organizing its 34th Advanced Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics. This course has taken place annually since 1971 and has been continuously sponsored by the Swiss Academy of Sciences.

The high scientific quality of this series of courses has led to a wide international recognition and continued popularity. The 34th Advanced Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics will be held in Davos from March 15 to 20, the subject for this course being:

THE SUN, SOLAR ANALOGS AND THE CLIMATE

It will adress the observed variability of the Sun and the present understanding of the variability's origin, the Earth's climate and how solar variability affects it andthe variability of solar analog stars, which helps to better understand the solar activity cycle and to estimate how large the solar variations could be on longer time scales.

The lectures will be given in English by three experts in the field:

Mike Lockwood Mark Giampapa Joanna Haigh
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, United Kingdom National Solar Observatory, Tucson, USA Imperial College, London, UK

The course is intended mainly for post-graduate astronomers and physicists who wish to broaden their knowledge in the field. More information on the course program, general information and registration is available on this site.