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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:

May 22, 2020

Mausumi has noticed a turtle that emerged from her backyard pond and appears to be laying eggs just below the deck. Her picture is a bit hazy, because in order not to disturb the turtle's progress, Mausumi took the picture from afar (zooming the camera).

May 20, 2020

Nick says: The Boulder Open Space has become a lot more crowded since the stay-at-home request. Getting outside on a regular basis is certainly good for our mental and physical health, but the increased usage of open space has made finding uncrowded trails more difficult.

May 19, 2020

Federico’s home-made arugula-zucchini pizza is a perfect companion for a rainy Spring day in Boulder or anytime for that matter. Yum!!

May 14, 2020

Andrew explains that he is testing the Chromospheric and Prominence Magnetometer (ChroMag) thermal control, at home, on an antique cherry table that he restored.

May 14, 2020

Mary relates: We are lucky to have our daughter and son-in-law Anna and Alan a short walk away in NoBo. We’re watching then build a greenhouse, looking forward to garden veggies, and already enjoying fresh eggs! All this and they both telework full time.

May 13, 2020

Wendy says: Look where I get to live. During this COVID quarantine, I've been trying to appreciate all the positives in my life...I still have a job and I work for a company that enables me to work from home; that's a huge benefit.

May 12, 2020

Whoopee! That's how we refer to the Whole Heliosphere and Planetary Interactions (WHPI) project.

May 8, 2020

Phil Judge hopes his newly published book, The Sun: A Very Short Introduction, will make a helpful contribution to outreach and education. The book is published by Oxford University Press.