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Michael Peterson
May 26, 2016

Michael is a current post-doc with HAO since 2014 in a joint appointment with RAL. He works with Art Richmond, Wiebke Deierling, and others at HAO, CISL, CU Boulder, Penneylvania State, and the UCAR Center for Science Education as part of the NSF Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics (FESD) Electrical Connections and Consequences Within the Earth System (ECCWES) collaboration.

February 5, 2016

Each year HAO presents a number of staff awards for exceptional accomplishments. For the year 2015 Scott McIntosh had the honor of presenting three such awards.

Portrait of Bidya Binay Karak
February 4, 2016

With the new year, you will see a new face at HAO. Please extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our postdoc crew, Bidya Binay Karak.

Latest Research Highlights

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."

3D views of iso-surfaces
Monday, February 22, 2016

Fan and Fang's recent publication shows significant advances in global-scale fully dynamic 3D convective dynamo simulations of the solar convective envelope. These simulations demonstrate the role magnetic field plays in the self-consistent maintenance of the solar differential rotation.

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.