News & Events

News & Events

HAO News

April 3, 2018

In February, 2018, a specialized engineering team, led by principal investigator Dr. Qian Wu, traveled from Boulder, Colorado to a NASA facility in Palestine, Texas. The team spent two weeks working with NASA colleagues performing compatibility testing between the HiWIND electrical systems and the NASA balloon command and control communications systems.

50-year time series of the S-index
March 26, 2018

During his thesis work at HAO, Newkirk Fellow Ricky Egeland developed a solar-stellar database called sunstardb. The "solar-stellar connection" began as a relatively small field of research focused on understanding the processes that generate magnetic field in stars and sometimes lead to a cyclic pattern of long-term variability in activity, similar to the one demonstrated by our Sun.

SES-14 communications satellite
January 30, 2018

The NASA Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission was launched into orbit on January 25, 2018 as a commercially hosted payload on the SES-14 communications satellite. There were anxious moments following lift-off when mission control lost contact with the satellite.



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
04/25/2018 - 2:00pm Toffoletto, Frank HAO Colloquium - Frank Toffoletto, Rice University
05/02/2018 - 2:00pm Li, Wenxian HAO Colloquium - Wenxian Li, HAO
05/09/2018 - 2:00pm Jones, Shaela HAO Colloquium - Shaela Jones, NASA GSFC
05/15/2018 - 2:00pm Cameron, Robert HAO Colloqium - Robert Cameron, Max Planck Inst. for Solar System Research
05/23/2018 - 2:00pm Elmore, David HAO Colloquium - David Elmore, NSO
05/30/2018 - 2:00pm Wang, Haimin HAO Colloquium - Haimin Wang, NJIT/Big Bear Solar Observatory
05/31/2018 - 11:00am von Fay-Siebenburgen, Robertus HAO Colloquium - Robertus von Fay-Siebenburgen, Univ. Sheffield
06/06/2018 - 2:00pm HAO Colloquium -
06/13/2018 - 2:00pm HAO Colloquium -
06/20/2018 - 2:00pm HAO Colloquium -