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The solar corona photographed by Miloslav Druckmüller from Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic during the 2020 total eclipse over Argentina
September 16, 2021

After almost 8 decades, astronomers still debate the reasons why the Sun and sun-like stars must possess coronae. Philip Judge re-examines the problem and compares it to that of a detective trying to find the lead pipe or smoking gun at the scene of a murder.

Satellite with spectrograph instrumentation hovering over the earth
September 7, 2021

Since 2017, HAO has provided scientific support and analysis for NASA's Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD). This mission includes a ultraviolet imaging spectrograph that flies on a commercial communications satellite in geostationary orbit taking images of the Earth's thermosphere and ionosphere.

HiWIND CG1 1st lab setup for New Zealand flight mission
June 23, 2021

Project scientist, Qian Wu and the HAO engineering team are busy at CG1 1st lab preparing for the HiWIND New Zealand flight anticipated for year 2022. For the first time since the HiWIND 2018 flight, the computer was initiated and the team verified that cables, etc. were in tip-top working condition.

Annie Maunder's birthday book and her formal portrait displayed together
June 22, 2021

I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for the recent bio pages for Walter and Annie S D Maunder presented on the UCAR NCAR website. In particular, I’m pleased to see the Elliot and Fry studio portrait being used for Annie.

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.