About the Event


    The Brazilian Symposium on Space Geophysics and Aeronomy (SBGEA) is a scientific event that has taken place since 2006. The SBGEA is organized by the Brazilian Association of Space Geophysics and Aeronomy. In 2021 the eighth edition (VIII SBGEA) of the symposium will be held in conjunction with the 8th Symposium on Physics and Astronomy (VIII SimFAST), an event organized annually by students of the Graduate Program in Physics and Astronomy at University of Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP).

    The VIII SBGEA & VIII SimFAST Joint Symposium will be held in the city of São José dos Campos (SP), Brazil, between 22-26 March, 2021. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2021 VIII SBGEA & VIII SimFAST will take place in a virtual format.

    The event will be a unique opportunity for the scientific community of Space Geophysics and Aeronomy, as well as from different research areas of Physics and Astronomy, to disseminate and discuss their work with a multidisciplinary audience, which will include experts from Brazil and foreign institutions. The symposium will be co-sponsored by the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA).

    One important objective of the SBGEA & SimFAST meeting is to facilitate students’ interactions with researchers and professors, by promoting a fruitful interchange of ideas and experiences. We hope that in the next edition of SBGEA & SimFAST, professionals working in the different areas involved in the event will be able to establish and strengthen cooperation and academic interchange.

    The official languages for the joint symposium are Portuguese and English. The papers to be presented at the VIII SBGEA & VIII SimFAST will be organized into the following Scientific Sessions:

    - Ionosphere: Earth and Other Planets
    - Physics and Chemistry of the Neutral Atmosphere
    - Space Weather and Sun-Earth Connections
    - Physics of Plasmas
    - Solar Physics, Interplanetary Medium and Planetary Magnetospheres
    - Astronomy and Astrophysics

    In addition to the scientific sessions, there will be two Special Sessions: (E1) “Women in Geosciences and Astronomy”; and (E2) “INCT GNSS NavAer: Integrating Space Weather, Geodesy and Air Navigation”.