BAO is noted for its remarkable astroclimatic regime due to an antihunt action of big water area and local anticyclon upon air environment. General Purposes: Observations of a thin structure of active solar formations;Registration of solar flares and other non-stationary phenomena in solar atmosphere. More..
This is due to the specific character of the observatory's main objectives which require very good seeing for polarization observations and solar corona observations.
Main objectives: Measurements of solar magnetic fields;Spectral observations of solar active features and dynamic processes in the solar atmosphere. More..
An origin and diagnostics of geoeffective formations in a solar wind; Modelling of magnetosphere's indignations; Electromagnetic waves in the magnetosphere.A magnetic observatory was established at Irkutsk in 1886 by the Department of National Education. More..
The interval of accumulation: hourly from 1971; 1-minute since August 2000.Database updating goes in real time. An interactive access is possible to this database and FTP as well. More..
Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics was founded in 1960 on the basis of the Siberia's oldest geomagnetic observatory formed in 1886. Today it's a big scientific institute. Director - Corresponding Member of RAS Potekhin A. P. Total staff: 468, including 147 researchers, 35 Doctors of Science, 78 Candidates of Science, and 101 engineers. More..
According to the SB RAS Presidium Regulation No. 175 (14 March 2008), main scientific areas of ISTP SB RAS are: Current problems of astronomy, astrophysics and space research, including solar and interplanetary medium physics, physics of the near-Earth space, ionosphere and atmosphere; investigation into solar-terrestrial relationships; development of astrophysical and geophysical research methods and equipment.
The Institute main scientific area conforms to the point 29 of the Fundamental Research Program of State Academies of Sciences (2008–2012) approved by the RF Government decree No. 233-p (27 February 2008).
 15:00, 9 February 2017: Space weather summer school 2017
Advanced Concepts in Solar-Terrestrial Coupling in the Context of Space Weather
A Concepts and Tools School for Student during the VarSITI 2017 General Symposium
9-14 July, 2017
School Webpage: http://en.iszf.irk.ru/Space_weather_summer_school_2017
Symposium Webpage: http://varsiti2017.iszf.irk.ru
 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENTMore...
 15:00, 3 February 2017: The XXIII International Symposium "Atmospheric and Ocean Optics. Atmospheric Physics"
The XXIII International Symposium "Atmospheric and Ocean Optics. Atmospheric Physics" will be organized by the Institute V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS and Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics SB RAS in Irkutsk, July 3-7, 2017. First announcement http://symp.iao.ru/en/aoo/23/i1.More...
 10:30, 27 October 2016: Second VarSITI General Symposium (VarSITI-2017)
 First announcement
Dates: 10-15 July 2017 (Student Tutorial Session on 9 July 2017)
Place: Irkutsk, Russia
Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact (VarSITI) is the current scientific program of SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) for the period 2014-2018 (http://www.varsiti.org/). VarSITI focuses on the recent and expected future solar activity and its consequences for the Earth, over various time scales from thousands of years to milliseconds, and at various locations from the solar interior to the Earth’s atmosphere. In particular, VarSITI focuses on the interconnections in the Sun-Earth system. Four scientific projects are being carried out under VarSITI: (1) Solar Evolution and Extrema (SEE), (2) International Study of Earth-Affecting Solar Transients (ISEST/MiniMax24), (3) Specification and Prediction of the Coupled Inner-Magnetospheric Environment (SPeCIMEN), and (4) Role Of the Sun and the Middle atmosphere/thermosphere/ionosphere In Climate (ROSMIC). Data from relevant space- and ground-based missions will be utilized in combination with theory and modeling efforts to facilitate the implementation of these projects.More...