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HAO News

Dr. Peter Fox

The Passing of Dr. Peter Fox

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.

Mausumi Dikpati

Mausumi Dikpati Publication is Featured by AAS Nova

A recent publication by Mausumi Dikpati was featured by AAS Nova in November 2020. The AAS Nova website is designed to highlight some of the most interesting recent results being published in AAS journals. 

Peter Gilman

Congratulations to Peter Gilman, elected AAS Legacy fellow!

Senior Scientist Emeritus Peter Gilman has received the newly established Fellow of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) award.

COSMO LC building

NSF Approves Funding For COSMO

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has received funding approval to survey prospective locations for the Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory (COSMO). 

Stan Solomon

Space Storms in the Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere

Stan Solomon presented a NCAR Explorer Series lecture about how the aurora is formed and varies with the solar wind driver. In this public outreach lecture Stan delves into the physics and chemistry of the ionosphere.

Gang Lu

Congratulations to Gang Lu, elected fellow of the AGU

The High Altitude Observatory is proud to acknowledge Dr. Gang Lu for being among the 2020 class of AGU Fellows.

Holly Gilbert

Holly Gilbert, HAO's new Director

Astrophysicist Holly Gilbert has been selected to lead the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). 

Magnetic field of the Sun

Global Maps of the Magnetic Field in the Solar Corona

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.

Joe Huba

HAO affiliate scientist, Dr. Joe Huba, published in a popular-science journal

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.