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COSMO white papers submitted to Heliophysics Decadal Survey

In response to the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics call for white papers, a set of documents describing the diagnostic power of the COSMO suite of instruments for improving our understanding of the solar atmosphere and building capacity for improved space weather forecasts.

Cover of "Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s"

Astro2020 calls out global coronal magnetic measurements as requiring investment

The recent Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s stated goals that would be supported by COSMO observations.

Damon Burke and Steve Tomczyk of HAO, shown with the COSMO Phase I site survey equipment currently at the NCAR Marshall Field site just south of Boulder Colorado

COSMO Site and Design Advancement Updates

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided funding for the final design of the COSMO Large Coronagraph (LC). At 1.5 meter aperture, the LC will be the world’s largest refractive telescope, and will enable observations of the global coronal magnetic fields.

LC Dome

NSF Approves Funding for COSMO Next Stage

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has received funding approval to survey prospective locations for the Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory (COSMO).