About the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory

MLSO domes

The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) occupies part of the NOAA Mauna Loa research site located on the flank of Mauna Loa at an elevation of 3440 meters on the island of Hawaii. It is operated by the High Altitude Observatory, a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which is located in Boulder, Colorado.




MLSO News

Read the latest news items about the observatory.
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Observer Logs

Access the logs containing information about MLSO instrument start/stop times, weather conditions, etc. taken each day by our observers on Mauna Loa.
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Publications

A list of publications utilizing MLSO data (and the link to send us your publication info).
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MLSO Users' Committee

Read about the committee that helps identify MLSO observations which provide the greatest potential for advancing our understanding of the Sun and the heliosphere.
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Mauna Loa Webcams (NOAA, offsite link)

See live weather conditions and activity on Mauna Loa with NOAA's webcams.
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MLSO domes

The domes of Mauna Loa Solar Observatory under rare cloudy skies (photo by Michael Thompson)



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