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Holly Gilbert. Image: NASA
October 8, 2020

HAO is proud to announce our new director, Holly Gilbert.
See "Holly Gilbert Chosen to Lead NCAR's High Altitude Observatory"

Graphic image of magnetic field model
August 12, 2020

An international team led by solar physicists from Peking University, China and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA, has recently measured the global magnetic field of the solar corona for the first time.

Photographic image of affiliate scientist Joe Huba
July 23, 2020

Dr. Joe Huba is a Senior Research Scientist at Syntek Technologies in Virginia and a long-standing Affiliate Scientist at HAO. In a Scientia article, he explores the complex process of vast plasma bubbles forming in the upper atmosphere and quickly ascending into space.

Graphic image of individual frames from the movie showing Venus' transit
July 2, 2020

A coronagraph instrument at the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory on Hawai’i is used by a team of two scientists to record the rare transit of Venus across the Sun's corona. Sky & Telescope describes the movie captured by Alfred de Wijn (High Altitude Observatory, NCAR) and Gunther Können (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute).

Graphic image of NASA's Parker Solar Probe
June 12, 2020

NASA released a story about the The Whole Heliosphere and Planetary Interactions (WHPI) campaign that took place in coordination with Parker Solar Probe’s fourth perihelion.

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