News & Events

News & Events

HAO News

Damon Burke and Steve Tomczyk standing in front of optical equipment at Marshall Fields
May 14, 2021

HAO engineer Damon Burke and Senior Scientist Steve Tomczyk are shown in front of a suite of remote observing instrumentation at the Marshall Field site.

John A. Eddy's book cover illustration showing partial section of earth's globe
April 9, 2021

While solar radiation enables and sustains life on Earth, it also produces “space weather” that can profoundly impact different technologies, including telecommunications, satellite navigation, and the electric power grid. Solar flares can produce x-rays resulting in radio blackouts that block high-frequency radio waves.

Dr. Peter Fox, smiling close-up head portrait
March 30, 2021

Holly Gilbert, HAO director, informed our community of the heartbreaking news of the recent passing of Peter Fox. Peter was at HAO from 1991 to 2008. He was a Scientist until 1995, and Chief Computational Scientist from 1995 to 2008. While at HAO he wrote detailed technical schema that remains decades ahead of its time to this date.



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
09/01/2021 - 2:00pm Ben, Tishanna HAO Colloquium - Tishanna Ben, NSO
05/19/2021 - 2:00pm Dima, Gabriel HAO Colloquium - Gabriel Dima, HAO
05/26/2021 - 2:00pm Kirk, Michael HAO Colloquium - Michael Kirk, ASTRA / NASA GSFC