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Upcoming Events

Date: Feb 28, 2024
Time (MT): -
Speaker: Phil Judge
Location: CG1-2139 Capt. Mary & Virtual
Conference: SpiroFest 2024

Dates: Feb 29, 2024 to Mar 1, 2024

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Spiro pumpkin graphic

Annoucing SpiroFest!

HAO is celebrating Spiro Antiochos, a pioneer in solar physics whom developed transformative theories that have led to many breakthroughs in fundamental processes in the solar atmosphere. This event will convene from Thursday, February 29 to Friday, March 1, 2024 at our CG1 auditorium. Even if you don't know Spiro, there will be lots of great presentations on important solar physics topics and opportunities to interact with external scientists and students.

UCoMP data on MLSO website.

MLSO UCoMP Science Data Now Available

The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory Upgraded Coronal Multi-Channel Polarimeter (UCoMP) coronagraph science data (version 1.0.1) have now been released to the community via the Mauna Loa web page.

HAO team at National Society of Black Physicists meeting, Knoxville, TN, 2023

NCAR/HAO hosts booth at National Society of Black Physicists meeting

HAO hosted a booth at the 2023 National Society for Black Physicists meeting in Knoxville, TN. This was a great opportunity for students Marcel Corchado-Albelo and Chandler Jenkins and postdoc Kinfe Teweldebirhan Gebreegzabihar to reach out to the community on behalf of HAO and NCAR. We are grateful for the tremendous support we got from NASA PUNCH Outreach who provided a kit of their engaging tabletop activities (along with a helpful training!).  

Cool effect when trying to capture the eclipse through the telescope.

Annular Eclipse Expedition at Hovenweep

On 14 October 2023, a captivating annular eclipse graced the skies from Oregon to Texas in the U.S. It was a privilege to not only witness this celestial spectacle but also engage with a curious audience that included a team of solar physicists from both the High Altitude Observatory at NCAR and the National Solar Observatory. Visiting students and/or voluntary collaborators were also among the spectators.