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Photographic image of Solar Eclipse Team, Chile, 2019
January 15, 2020

Paul Bryans tells Sun Superheroes that a solar eclipse is an opportunity to understand and study the Sun's magnetism. During a solar eclipse, when the moon blocks the Sun, it allows scientists to study the strength and shape of the Sun's surrounding magnetic field.

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.

MHD models to predict the magnetic structure of the corona at the time of the eclipse
June 28, 2019

Following its long history of solar eclipse field expeditions, the High Altitude Observatory currently has a team deployed in Cerro Tololo, Chile to conduct solar physics research. On July 2, a total solar eclipse will be visible in South America, fortuitously passing over the NSF's Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory.