Congratulations to Simon Thomas (Reading) and Hanna Dahlgren (Southampton/KTH), who won this year's Rishbeth prizes for their presentations at the Spring MIST meeting.
Simon won the prize for the best student talk, which was "Can we remote sense coronal mass ejections using neutron monitors?"
Hanna won the prize for the best poster, for "Investigation of the electrodynamics and formation mechanism of a polar cap arc".
Mike Hapgood has stepped down from MIST Council after serving the maximum two terms that are allowed by the MIST Charter. We would very much like to express our thanks to Mike for his dedicated service on MIST Council since it was formed in 2007, and for being an excellent chair.
Jonny Rae has been elected and Rob Fear has been re-elected to MIST Council for the next three years; they will join Emma Woodfield, Mario Bisi and Ian McCrea who remain on MIST Council. Ian will take over as the new chair.
There are two dedicated MIST meetings each year: a one-day meeting held in London in Autumn at the RAS and a longer Spring meeting that is usually hosted by one of the MIST groups. In 2002 the Spring MIST meeting was held jointly with UKSP for the first time and in 2007 MIST and UKSP held their Spring meeting at the National Astonomy Meeting. This combination has continued to present day.