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Tim Brown with STARE telescope
June 28, 2016

Former HAO Senior Scientist Tim Brown has received a prestigious award from the National Academy of Sciences for landmark research that he conducted while at NCAR in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Mausumi Dikpati
June 10, 2016

Congratulations to Mausumi Dikpati for her recent promotion to Senior Scientist. Mausumi received her PhD in physics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. She came to HAO as an Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellow and she has since continued her career trajectory within NCAR.

June 1, 2016

Nicholas Pedatella of the High Altitude Observatory is the recipient of the SCOSTEP Distinguished Young Scientist Award for 2016. The award is for his work on atmospheric variability and data assimilation and ground-breaking contributions to our understanding of the influence of lower atmospheric waves on the spatial and temporal variability of the mesosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere.

Latest Research Highlights

chromospheric activity and rotation in field dwarfs and subgiants
Friday, July 1, 2016

The study of Sun-like stars helps us to put the Sun in context. HAO Newkirk Fellow Ricky Egeland has co-authored a new publication with Space Science Institute scientist Travis Metcalfe and Carnegie Fellow Jennifer van Saders.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The AAS Nova site is featuring a recent publication in the AAS journal by Paul Bryans of HAO. In the past sungrazing comets have produced extreme ultraviolet emissions as they passed through the sun's corona.

Real Sun magnetic simulation
Friday, March 25, 2016

A paper was published today in Science by a team from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Chiba University in Japan, and the University of Tokyo. It is titled "Large-scale magnetic fields at high Reynolds numbers in magnetohydrodynamic simulations."

MLSO Latest Images

H-alpha Disk and Limb

Currently, H-alpha images are obtained by the GONG network, operated by the National Solar Observatory .


K-Cor White Light Corona

Designed to study the formation and dynamics of coronal mass ejections and the evolution of the density structure of the low corona, K-Cor records the polarization brightness (pB).


K-Cor (radially graded filter)

K-Cor image with filter applied to maximize image contrast, especially in the outer field.