About HAO

External Advisory Committees

  • COSMO Steering Committee

Oversees the development and design of the COronal Solar Magnetism Observatory. The NCAR High Altitude Observatory, The University of Hawaii, and the University of Michigan, propose to build a COronal Solar Magnetism Observatory (COSMO) facility for use by the solar physics research community. The facility will take continuous daytime synoptic measurements of magnetic fields in the solar corona and chromosphere, in order to understand solar eruptive events that drive space weather, and to investigate long-term phenomena. (COSMO home).

David Alexander, Rice University, USA
Arturo Lopez Ariste, THEMIS - CNRS, France
Jonathan Cirtain, NASA, MSFC/University of Alabama, Huntsville, USA
Cheng Fang, Nanjing University, China
Silvano Fineschi, INAF - Astrophysical Observatory of Turin, Italy
Haosheng Lin, University of Hawaii, USA
Ales Kucera, Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Science, Slovak Republic
Enrico Landi (Chair), University of Michigan, USA
Ineke de Moortel, University of St. Andrews, UK
Hardi Peter, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
Kathy Reeves, Harvard University, Center for Astrophysics, USA
Jie Zhang, George Mason University, USA

  • HAO External Advisory Committee

The HAO External Advisory Committee advises the HAO Director on strategic matters pertaining to the well-being of the observatory and provides external oversight of its program.

Members 2015-2020:
Tom Berger, Director NOAA/SWPC - Ex-Officio Member
Robert Cameron, Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Lesley Gray, University of Oxford
Joe Gurman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Rod Heelis, University of Texas, Dallas
Valentin Martinez-Pillet, Director NSO - Ex-Officio Member
Laura Peticolas, University of California, Berkeley
Goran Scharmer, Director Institute for Solar Physics, Stockholm University
Harlan Spence, University of New Hampshire
Lara Waldrop, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Thomas Zurbuchen, University of Michigan; Vice-Chair - Member of NCAR Advisory Board

  • Mauna Loa Users' Committee:

Comprised of solar and space scientists whose charge is to provide a forum for the users of the MLSO facility, to give feedback and advice to HAO on the status, desired enhancements and future new developments of the MLSO facility and operations. The Mauna Loa Observatory provides observations of the solar photosphere, chromosphere and corona in order to understand the Sun's continuous release of plasma and energy into interplanetary space and the impacts at Earth. (MLSO Home).

David Alexander (Chair), Rice University
Nick Arge, Air Force Research Lab
Tim Bastian, University of Virginia and National Radio Astronomical Observatory
Terry Forbes, University of New Hampshire
Holly Gilbert, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Shadia Habbal, University of Hawaii, IfA
Jerry Harder, University of Colorado LASP
Alex Pevtsov, National Solar Observatory
Chris St.Cyr, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center