Image credits

Header images
  • Inspired by the colours of the university gardens, Forum art commission by internationally-renowned architectural glass artist Alexander Beleschenko. Image courtesy of architect firm WilkinsonEyre.
  • Swirls of green and red in an aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon on the night of September 3, 2012. The aurora was due to the interaction of a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun with Earth’s magnetosphere. The CME left the sun on August 31 and arrived on September 3. Image in news courtesy of David Cartier, Sr.
  • SOHO/LASCO C3 image showing comet NEAT (C/2002 V1) on February 18, 2003, one of the brightest comets observed by SOHO. Scientists were very interested in studying how the comet and its tail reacted to the strong CME that blasted out in its direction. Courtesy of SOHO/LASCO (ESA & NASA).
  • SDO/AIA multiwavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the Sun taken on March 30, 2010. False colors trace different gas temperatures. Reds are relatively cool (about 60,000 Kelvin); blues and greens are hotter (greater than 1 million Kelvin). Credits of SDO/AIA (NASA).
  • STEREO-A/HI2 image showing the result of a micrometer impact that occurred on May 6, 2016. A small dust particle hit the thermal blanket at high velocity near the telescope, and sent out a spray of tiny debris particles. The telescope was in a rare single-image mode, and the exposure time was 50 seconds, so the ejected blanket particles show up as long streaks. Courtesy of STEREO/HI (NASA).
  • Artist impression of the New Solar System planets drawn to scale, but without correct relative distances. According to what defines the difference between “planets” and “solar system bodies”, our Solar System may consist of 12 planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Charon and 2003 UB313. Credit: The International Astronomical Union/Martin Kornmesser (2006).
Visitor Information images
  • Sunset at Bowermans Nose: granite rock formation near Hayne Down, Dartmoor National Park. Credit: Thomas Dobner.
  • Coastal view of the distinctive Triassic red cliffs of East Devon World Heritage Coast, evidence that this was once an area under desert conditions – from Budleigh Salterton to Sidmouth. Courtesy of
  • Photo of Sidmouth from Connaught Gardens. The Heritage Coast forms part of the wider East Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty with an inland landscape of wooded combes, large areas of heathland and fertile river valleys. Courtesy of iknow 2016.
  • Coastal view of Torquay Imperial Hotel on the English Riviera. Courtesy of
  • Panoramic photography of Exeter Quay. Credit: Adrian Oakes.
  • Designed by the sculptor Marcus Cornish, the character of Paddington Bear, who gets his name from the train station where he was found in the original story, London. Courtesy of
Scientific Program images
Media images
  • The underlying inspiration for the poster logo comes from both the topic of our conference, space weather, where the Sun is center-stage, and the conference location in Devon, UK. Since the rise of seaside resorts with the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, Devon’s economy has been heavily reliant on tourism. The sunburst logo design is inspired by vintage british touristic posters, and is reminiscent of 19th century Art Deco sunburst, used for instance in the local award winning Dartmouth Steam Railway & Boat attraction, with a ray-widening sunburst in their iconic poster. To be more precise, the conference poster shows two seasons in the activity cycle of the Sun, to represent the changes in space weather. The two-season logo is reminiscent of a 1922 London Underground Museum Poster by British artist Albert E. Fruin. 
  • The landscape in the poster is based on a photograph of the Exeter canal or Exe estuary with the Cathedral in the background.  Credit: Guy Edwards.