EISCAT_3D Opening Event

Updated on September 29, 2017 by Emma UnanderEISCAT_3D Opening Event Short report (PDF) The opening event for the construction of the first stage of the EISCAT_3D system took place in Tromsø and Storfjord, Norway, on 7 September 2017. The day started in brilliant sunshine with a bus transport to UiT, the Read more…

Rocket inauguration

Updated on May 18, 2017 by Emma UnanderRocket inauguration at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics EISCAT Kiruna staff participated in the inauguration of the rocket, Centaure 2B, that Esrange Space Center has “lent out” to the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF). The rocket and the rocket launcher were first inaugurated by the Read more…

Asteroid gets the name Wannberg

11807 Wannberg Asta Pellinen-Wannberg gets an asteroid named after her. Motivation: Asta Pellinen-Wannberg (b. 1953) is a Swedish geophysicist and astronomer at Umeå University known for radar observation of meteors. She studies interaction of small meteoroids with the atmosphere using high-power large-aperture radars. “Asta Pellinen-Wannberg was the first scientist in the world Read more…

March for Science

Mike marched for science In support of scientists all over the world Mike participated in The Science March last Saturday. Together with several hundred people Mike marched against fake news and reduced funding for research. The march in Tromsø was just one of about 600 marches worldwide to defend knowledge, independent research and Read more…

Kiruna Snow Festival

Last weekend in January When the light returns and the cold is biting the skin the people of Kiruna celebrate the snow and the winter with a Snow festival. During the Snowfestival you are able to take part in the rich culture of Kiruna, everything from snow-sculptures, painting exhibitions and snowblower race Read more…

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Millions for scientists

Three young scientist Trond Mohn was personally present when three “outstanding young researchers” received between 11 and 12 million to their research projects. Mohn confirms that this is not the last time he supports UiT financially. In 2007 Trond Mohn founded Tromsø Forskningsstiftelse, with the purpose to support research and research-promoting measures at Read more…

Social media

Updated on April 5, 2017 by Emma UnanderFacebook and Twitter Now EISCAT has both a Facebook account and a Twitter account. Here you will be able to find short snippets of information. Visit and “like” or “follow”, so you do not miss out.

EISCAT in the news

Updated on December 7, 2016 by Emma UnanderEISCAT_3D Listen to Craig Heinselman give a short interview for the Swedish Radio, P4 Norrbotten. The article is written in Swedish and Craig is talking danish.  http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=98&artikel=6192457 Japan and EISCAT_3D http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201606160010.html