News & Events

News & Events

HAO News

Lisa Waters demonstrating magnetic fields and effects on the sun
September 21, 2018

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

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.

Dr. Tanausú del Pino Alemán
July 24, 2018

Dr. Tanausú del Pino Alemán (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain) has been awarded the 2018 ESPD Early Career Researcher Prize for his ground breaking contributions in the field of theoretical solar spectropolarimetry.



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 Speakersort descending Title
12/12/2018 - 2:00pm HAO Colloquium -
10/10/2018 - 2:00pm Borovsky, Joe HAO Colloquium - Joe Borovsky, Space Science Institute
11/28/2018 - 2:00pm Burns, Alan HAO Colloquium - Alan Burns, HAO
10/24/2018 - 2:00pm Fang, Fang HAO Colloquium - Fang Fang, West Virginia University
11/14/2018 - 2:00pm Kazachenko, Marisa HAO Colloquium - Marisa Kazachenko, University of Colorado
12/19/2018 - 2:00pm Maute, Astrid HAO Colloquium - Astrid Maute, HAO
12/05/2018 - 2:00pm McCauley, Patrick HAO Colloquium - Patrick McCauley, University of Sydney
10/12/2018 - 2:00pm Snively, Jonathan HAO Colloquium - Jonathan Snively, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
10/03/2018 - 2:00pm Stoneback, Russel HAO Colloquium - Russell Stoneback, University of Texas, Dallas
10/17/2018 - 2:00pm Thiemann, Ed HAO Colloquium - Ed Thiemann, CU/LASP