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DIAS Summer Interns 2023 #10

For the final week of the internship, Seosamh and I (Chris) began by fixing the SuperSIDs after power outages. The systems had to be restarted, but thankfully it appears that there is no permanent damage and both receivers are back taking in data. 

We also had our posters on display at INAM 2023 in University College Cork. The conference took place on Thursday and Friday, with a wide range of topics discussed during the many talks. Unfortunately, Seosamh was unable to attend, but during the breaks between talks I was glad to see plenty of interest in our posters and I had many chances to discuss the work that we did on the system during this internship.

I also enjoyed attending all of the talks and learning more about the research that is currently being done across the different fields. Although most of them were quite advanced, they were explained clearly and I was able to learn something from each of them. 

There was also a public talk on Thursday evening focused on Irish culture regarding the night sky. This talk was well researched and presented, with interesting commentary on how our perception of the night sky has changed with improvements to science and technology.

As this is the final blog post, I’d like to mention how much I enjoyed the internship. It provided a great opportunity to learn more about space weather and develop our coding skills through working on the SuperSID systems. 

The SuperSID code is all documented on the TCDSolar GitHub ( in SIDpy and SuperSid_archive and will be kept up to date with any future changes that are made to the systems.