News & Events

News & Events

HAO News

Image of Hydrogen-α solar spectroheliogram
February 8, 2019

Terrestrial and space weather storm scales have a common shortcoming: The scales end at “5.” Nature of course doesn’t know this and sometimes produces a disturbance that is simply off the charts.

Image depicting a solar flare or cme
January 14, 2019

A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare. The comprehensive new simulation captures the formation of a solar flare in a more realistic way than previous efforts, and it includes the spectrum of light emissions known to be associated with flares.

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.



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
02/13/2019 - 2:00pm Löhner-Böttcher, Johannes HAO Colloquium - Johannes Löhner-Böttcher, HAO/Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik
02/20/2019 - 2:00pm Ivan Milic, Ivan HAO Colloquium - Ivan Milic, University of Colorado
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
03/13/2019 - 2:00pm Alzate, Nathalia HAO Colloquium - athalia Alzate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
03/20/2019 - 2:00pm Liu, Huixin HAO Colloquium - Huixin Liu, Kyushu University
04/10/2019 - 2:00pm Linsky, Jeffrey HAO Colloquium - Jeffrey Linsky, CU/JILA
05/01/2019 - 2:00pm Egeland, Ricky HAO Colloquium - Ricky Egeland, HAO
05/15/2019 - 2:00pm Liu, Hanli HAO Colloquium - Hanli Liu, HAO