HAO Eclipse Blog

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June 22, 2017

Our PolarCam camera created by 4D Technology came in this week, causing excitement on the Eclipse team and a scramble to create communication between all of our hardware.

June 12, 2017

Hello, this Alyssa Boll and Keon Gibson, and we are interns at HAO on the total solar eclipse team. We are spending the summer diving into preparations for observations of the total solar eclipse in August!

April 14, 2017

UCAR's Science Education Office has launched a new web site about the eclipse with links to materials about the Sun written in language suitable for K-12 students, and games and interactives related to the Sun and elipses.

March 28, 2017

Alongisde the FTIR experiment in Wyoming, HAO scientists will also be experimenting with a newly available visible/near-IR camera technology which we believe may have utility for future applications in solar physics research.

March 21, 2017

Shown are a few solar emission lines which MIGHT be observed during the total solar eclipse.  Note that the absorbing presence of water vapor in the earth's atmosphere makes a few of them very unlikely.

First FTIR Spectrum Acquired by NCAR
March 13, 2017

Initial test spectrum at 12cm Optical Path Difference (OPD) of a globar source (1200ºC Blackbody), Indium Antimonide (InSb) detector at 5µm taken in <5 seconds.

HAO image of eclipse of 26 February 1998 in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
March 6, 2017

Greetings from the High Altitude Observatory! In anticipation of the rapidly approaching August eclipse, we would like to let everyone know what we are doing in preparation. Toward this end, we welcome you to our new eclipse blog.