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October 28, 2020

During the recent cold snowy weather, Ian discovered he had two assistant cartographers! Both his cats were eager to lend a paw.

October 21, 2020

As this colorful costume illustrates, no matter what holiday, Barb likes to dress the part. Barb's apparel was too much of a temptation to photo-friendly Sheryl when they met at CG1.

October 13, 2020

Abert's squirrel or the tassel-eared squirrel is a tree squirrel that Wendy often spots while hiking Fowler Goshawk Ridge near Eldorado Springs in South Boulder. In fact she spotted at least 4 Abert's that beautiful October day.

October 8, 2020

Everette Joseph, NCAR's director, introduced Holly Gilbert, HAO's new director, at our virtual staff meeting October 6, 2020. In an effort to get to know us, Holly asked each staff member to share something on their mind or to introduce their child (children) or a favorite pet(s).

October 8, 2020

The NCAR director, Everette Joseph, introduced our new HAO director, Holly Gilbert, at the monthly virtual Staff Meeting held October 6, 2020.

September 29, 2020

One of the advantages to living in south Boulder is the proximity to local hiking trails. Just 5 minutes drive from Wendy's home, is one of her most beloved Boulder hikes, Skunk Canyon and Kohler Mesa.

September 24, 2020

Last weekend Ian went to his friend Tor's cabin above Rollinsville with him and his mother Judy for her 83rd birthday! Tor also works at NCAR as a sys admin in RAL. Ian has been going to the cabin with them for over 30 years. 

August 4, 2020
Sarah and family had a relaxing week of dispersed camping in the National Forests and Grasslands of Wyoming and the Dakotas, where they learned that cows yodel at night.
July 14, 2020

Caitlyn says: We have been putting our parks pass to good use this summer in Rocky Mountain National Park. Each weekend my husband and I set out from a different trailhead in RMNP for early morning hikes. We have been rewarded with stunning views and plenty of encounters with marmots and elk.

July 9, 2020

Wendy held her first social distancing book club meeting on her outdoor patio. Instead of offering the usual tasty treats she presented a selection of cleaning products, paper towels, and hand sanitizer.

July 9, 2020

Travis writes: The highlight of my 4th of July was meeting my sister’s new puppy named Mikko. He’s an 8-week-old Malamute mix and named after Mikko Rantanen a forward on the Colorado Avalanche hockey team.

June 24, 2020

Tom Baur worked for 13 years as an observational astronomer at HAO. Sometime later he started his own company called Meadowlark Optics located in Frederick, CO. Tom recently donated $1.5 million to JILA at CU Boulder.

June 23, 2020

Alice is finding time outside of teleworking to pursue her love of solo sport adventures. One recent morning she biked from her weekend condo in Winter Park, CO up the twisty, windy Berthoud Pass highway. On another day she skied down a very snowy couloir.

June 22, 2020

The CEDAR workshop is virtual this year with approximately 650 registered participants.

June 19, 2020

Chih-Ting sent me this photograph and message: Stila is a very pretty, I think, 4-year-old boxer. My uncle adopted her one year ago after my young cousins went to college.

June 18, 2020

Sheryl is keeping cool this summer by ingesting heat. Besides enjoying the spice in her food, she is convinced that the sweating caused by eating hot chilis helps keep her cool.

June 17, 2020

Wendy noticed a very beautiful visitor to her garden recently. This colorful Two-Tailed Swallowtail butterfly was drinking the nectar from the Red Jupiter's Beard. The body had very distinctive black and yellow strips. This butterfly is our largest swallowtail.

June 11, 2020

Dong says his daughter, Simai, is turning eight months old in two weeks. She is curious about everything she sees and hears. During our early WFH days the weather was a bit harsh, especially the cold and snowy spring storms.

June 9, 2020

Tao Wang is a recent scientific visitor at HAO. I emailed him to ask how he is doing. Here is his response: "I can't say I'm really good, but overall it's going well. It has been 3 months of staying at home and I am getting used to it.

June 5, 2020

Joanne says: Jordi is my miracle grandson. While his doctor says he is ready for a Safta visit (that’s me) – I have to know I’m not an asymptomatic disaster before I spend time with him.

June 3, 2020

Today, there was a close inferior conjunction of Venus, which means that Venus had an apparent close approach to the Sun. It's not a full transit (where the planet passes in front of the disk of the Sun), but Venus can be seen passing through the corona in MLSO's K-Cor coronagraph data.

June 3, 2020

It is true for most of us, but especially true for Ian, without a commute there is more time to tackle and complete home projects. Typically Ian drives 40 minutes or more between his home in Nederland, CO, to the office at 3080 Center Green Drive.

June 2, 2020

Mark your calendars because are old friend Jenna Samra is presenting a seminar at EOL on June 16, 2–3 pm. Dr. Jenna Samra was a visitor to HAO in 2017.

May 26, 2020

Welcome to HAO Declan! Declan is a new summer intern teleworking from Laramie, Wyoming. He is working with Steve Tomczyk on the Large Solar Coronagraph project. Declan is an Undergrad at the University of Wyoming majoring in Physics with a Math minor.

May 27, 2020

Stan has been busy with his camera again. He doesn't have to go very far; his backyard, in southwest Boulder, offers a large variety of spring visitors:

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