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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

Beginning in January 2021, there are new plans underway for continued coordinated efforts between NASA's PSP seventh perihelion and the WHPI campaign. (

Photographic image of the book cover to "The Sun: A Very Short Introduction" by Phil Judge
May 19, 2020

Philip Judge is a senior researcher in physics at the High Altitude Observatory. Education and outreach has been a major focus and passion during his scientific career. He has influenced and encouraged many young scientists to pursue careers in solar physics.

Photograph of Mausumi Dikpati, senior scientist at HAO
March 17, 2020

Mausumi Dikpati is a senior scientist at HAO. She studies the dynamics between Rossby waves and solar activity such as flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs).

Child participant at 2020 Little Shop of Physics doing hands-on activities
March 11, 2020

High Altitude Observatory (HAO) staff was invited by UCAR Science Education to present “Space Weather” to the public at the Little Shop of Physics 29th Annual Open House at the Colorado State University in Fort Collins. It was the biggest and brightest open house they have had yet, which was attended by approximately 10,000 visitors.