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).

Kathy Reeves (Chair), Harvard University, Center for Astrophysics, USA
Doug Biesecker, NOAA SWPC, USA
Hebe Cremades, University of Mendoza, Argentina
Shadia Habbal, University of Hawaii, USA
Lucia Kleint, FHNW, Switzerland
Therese "Terry" Kucera, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
James McAteer, New Mexico State University, USA
Richard Morton, Northumbria University, UK
Tom Schad, University of Michigan, USA
Hui Tian, Peking University, China

  • HAO External Advisory Committee

Advises the director in shaping the future of the Observatory, with a focus on tackling big interdisciplinary problems to enable community progress across the breadth of the Sun-Earth Connection.

Harlan Spence (Chair), University of New Hampshire, USA
Frank Hill, Retired from NSO, USA
Elena Khomenko, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), Spain
Susan Lepri, University of Michigan, USA
Ruth Lieberman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Dana Longcope, Montana State University, USA
Naomi Maruyama, NOAA/SWPC, USA
Laurel Rachmeler, NOAA, USA
Aaron Ridley, University of Michigan, USA
Claudia Stolle, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany

  • 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).

Bin Chen (Chair), New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Hazel Bain, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Ctr, USA
Cooper Downs, Predictive Science Inc., USA
Enrico Landi, University of Michigan, USA
Alexei Pevtsov, National Solar Observatory, USA
Jenna Samra (EAC Liasion), Harvard CfA, USA
Xudong Sun, University of Hawaii, IfA, USA
Nicki Viall, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA