News & Events

News & Events

HAO News

Radio dish
October 11, 2018

On October 6th, the MLSO staff participated in AstroDay 2018, an educational outreach event coordinated by the Mauna Kea Observatories. 3,000 people attended. This was the second occurrence of this event, located in Kailua-Kona, on the west side of Hawaii Island.

H & K emission cycles for the Sun
September 18, 2018

Life imitates art, sometimes remarkably well... A recent paper has announced the discovery of an exoplanet around the nearby star 40 Eridani, which had previously been identified as the host star of Vulcan, the fictional home world of Star Trek’s cultural icon, Mr. Spock.

Lisa Waters demonstrating magnetic fields and effects on the sun
September 1, 2018

Educational outreach is an important and rewarding part of an observer’s job at the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) site located on the flanks of Mauna Loa Mountain at an elevation of 3440 meters in the U.S. state of Hawai’i.



Determining the state of the corona prior to coronal mass ejections (CMEs) is crucial to understanding and ultimately predicting solar eruptions.

July 20, 2016

The Sun Today is a single-page website dedicated to displaying the most recent movies from MLSO and other solar instruments. It is designed to display best on an HD display, but will scale properly for mobile devices. Set it as your home page and learn more about...The Sun Today!

December 22, 2014

The Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) satellite was launched in 1980 aboard a NASA Delta rocket. Among SMM's primary science objectives was the study of the dynamics of solar flares and the study of solar magnetic fields associated with the flare phenomenon.

Table of Events

Date Speaker Title
12/19/2018 - 2:00pm Maute, Astrid HAO Colloquium - Astrid Maute, HAO
01/16/2019 - 2:00pm Venkataramani, Karthik HAO Colloquium - Karthik Venkataramani, ASTRA
01/23/2019 - 2:00pm Hathaway, David HAO Colloquium - David Hathaway, NASA Ames Research Center
01/30/2019 - 2:00pm Kazachenko, Maria HAO Colloquium - Marisa Kazachenko, University of Colorado
02/06/2019 - 2:00pm Kjellstrand, Carl Bjorn HAO Colloquium - Carl Bjorn Kjellstrand, Columbia University
02/13/2019 - 2:00pm Löhner-Böttcher, Johannes HAO Colloquium - Johannes Löhner-Böttcher, HAO/Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik
02/27/2019 - 2:00pm Bussy-Virat, Charles HAO Colloquium - Charles Bussy-Virat, University of Michigan
03/06/2019 - 2:00pm Dhadly, Manbharat HAO Colloquium - Manbharat Dhadly, Naval Research Laboratory
03/20/2019 - 2:00pm Liu, Huixin HAO Colloquium - Huixin Liu, Kyushu University
05/01/2019 - 2:00pm Egeland, Ricky HAO Colloquium - Ricky Egeland, HAO