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Learning about Magnetism
November 11, 2016

On November 5, 2016 UCAR/NCAR held its annual Super Science Saturday event at the Mesa Lab in Boulder. Kids of all ages were treated to a variety of interactive exhibits including hands-on activities, Science Wizard shows and demonstrations that illustrated fundamental scientific discovery in a fun and engaging environment.

Katelynn Greer at 2015 AGU meeting
October 20, 2016

Katelynn Greer is currently working as an Assistant Research Physicist at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California- Berkeley, working with Tom Immel and Scott England. She studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences where she earned her BS (2007) and MS (2009).

Delores Knipp and Geomagnetic Storms
October 6, 2016

In The Conversation newsletter, scientists Delores Knipp and Brett Carter explore the significance of severe geomagnetic storm events and their impact on communications technology through descriptive historical accounts.

Publication Highlights

Cycle 23 data and cycle shape model fits
November 30, 2016

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) NOVA website is highlighting a recent publication by HAO's Ricky Egeland (graduate research fellow) titled The Mount Wilson Observatory S-Index of the Sun. The new paper has been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal.

Gravity Wave
November 23, 2016

To investigate the Gravity Wave (GW) in the mid-latitude mesopause region during boreal equinox, 433 hours of continuous full diurnal cycle temperature measurements in September between 2011 and 2015.

properties of optical lightning flashes and the clouds they illuminate
November 18, 2016

Optical lightning sensors like the Optical Transient Detector and Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) measure total lightning across large swaths of the globe with high detection efficiency.

MLSO Latest Images

H-alpha Disk and Limb

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

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CoMP Coronal Intensity

The COronal Multi-channel Polarimeter (CoMP) observes the Fe-XIII emission line at 1074.7 nm to measure the coronal magnetic field and obtain plasma density and motion in the low corona from ~1.03 to 1.5 solar radii.

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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).

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K-Cor (radially graded filter)

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

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