News Archive

January 23, 2018

The McIntosh Archive project gets double notice: it's the subject of a recent highlight by EOS spotlight, which profiles a feature article for the journal Space Weather by Webb et al. and again it is described in graphic form, by HAO's Don Kolinski, appearing on the cover of Space Weather—the McIntosh Archive "snake" stackplot of Solar Cycle 23.

Roberto Casini and Philip Judge image
December 14, 2017

Physics World presents an article co-authored by HAO senior scientists, Philip Judge and Roberto Casini, on the challenges for the "budding research scientist" when selecting a meaningful research field and future career.

Jenna Samra, taken while mid-flight on the Gulfstream V research aircraft
December 12, 2017

Jenna Samra had a very extraordinary scientific research experience while visiting Colorado this summer. The recent August 21 total solar eclipse provided Jenna a unique opportunity to test an instrument that she helped design and build, the airborne infrared spectrometer or AIR-Spec.

Oscillation between differential rotation kinetic energy (solid red curve) and perturbation Rossby waves kinetic energy (red dashed curve)
November 15, 2017

It is widely known that the Sun has 'spots'--dark areas on its surface that are well known to contain strong magnetic fields, much stronger than the Earth's field. The number of spots seen on the Sun waxes and wanes with a period of roughly eleven years, the 'solar cycle'.

(Right to left) FLIR camera, PolarCam, and Avantes flash spectra
October 31, 2017

HAO scientists observed the August 21st total eclipse with a suite of three instruments with financial assistance provided by NASA. The experiments were intended to learn about the magnetic and thermal structure of the solar corona with the goal of understanding how the Sun generates weather in space.

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