The High Altitude Observatory, through its collaboration with scientists and scientific organizations around the world is recognized as one of the premier authorities of Sun and Sun-Earth studies.
Tightly integrated activities between HAO's scientific staff and its Instrumentation Group (engineering team) strengthen its core program, and in turn yield a variety of exciting results in the scientific exploration of the Sun and the influences it exerts on the terrestrial atmosphere and climate.
The scientific program of HAO is solar-terrestrial physics, broadly interpreted. Included is solar physics, physics of the heliosphere, the study of geospace and space weather, and the physics of the Earth's magnetosphere and upper atmosphere.
- Visit our page of Research Highlights, culled from our staff's recent publications.
- Learn more about various Science Topics relevant to our Sun-Earth system research.
- See Strategic Working Groups that we use to drive our research, data, and community efforts forward.