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Graphic Image from European Space Weather Week
November 22, 2019

Every year during the European Space Weather Week (ESWW), three international medals are given in the field of space weather. The Kristian Birkeland Medal, the Baron Marcel Nicolet Medal and the Alexander Chizhevsky Medal.

Graphic depicting the PUNCH mission (Image: SwRI)
October 28, 2019

NASA's recently-funded Small-Explorer (SMEX) mission, PUNCH (Polarimeter to UNify the Corona and Heliosphere), is targeted to launch in 2022. Sarah Gibson, interim director of the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), is coordinating the mission’s innovative science efforts.

Photograph of Coronal Mass Ejections
August 1, 2019

Seeker, an American digital media network and content publisher, interviewed HAO's space scientist, Delores Knipp, in July 2019. The presentation is titled "How Earth's Magnetic Field Twists and Buckles During Solar Storms." Dr. Knipp uncovered a war mystery that is connected to a major solor storm event in July 1972.



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
12/05/2019 - 2:00pm Chau, Jorge HAO Colloquium - Jorge Chau, Leibniz Instiute for Atmospheric Physics
12/18/2019 - 2:00pm Mabie, Justin HAO Colloquium - Justin Mabie, CU/NOAA
01/08/2020 - 2:00pm Wang, Wenbin HAO Colloquium - Wenbin Wang, HAO
01/22/2020 - 2:00pm Thiero, Kadidia HAO Colloquium - Kadidia Thiero, UCAR
01/29/2020 - 2:00pm Qian, Liying HAO Colloquium - Liying Qian, HAO
03/04/2020 - 2:00pm Claudepierre, Seth HAO Colloquium - Seth Claudepierre, UCLA
03/11/2020 - 2:00pm Xu, Wei HAO Colloquium - Wei Xu, University of Colorado
03/18/2020 - 2:00pm Kamalabadi, Farzad HAO Colloquium - Farzad Kamalabadi, Univ. of Illinois