News Archive

Art Richmond
July 24, 2017

Art Richmond was awarded the 2017 Coupling Energetic Dynamics Atmospheric Research (CEDAR) Distinguished lecture for his fundamental contributions to upper atmosphere and ionosphere science over several decades.

Summer Interns
July 11, 2017

Summer, 2017—We hosted twelve summer students at HAO. They worked on a range of projects, from building telescopes to employing numerical models to analyzing observations and simulation data. Meet the students and hear their stories.

June 19, 2017

In late February 2017, Senior Scientist Philip Judge was contacted by Ewa Chmielewska, Managing Editor at De Gruyter Open, a scientific publisher of its own and third-party journals. To his great surprise, Ewa invited Philip to become Editor-In-Chief of the online journal Open Astronomy.

Joule heating of the ionosphere simulated by the NCAR TIE-GCM
June 5, 2017

A team from the NCAR High Altitude Observatory, Johns Hopkins University, and Rice University, led by HAO scientist Wenbin Wang, was awarded a prestigious NASA Heliophysics Grand Challenge Research Grant to study the magnetosphere-ionosphere interaction known as subauroral polarization streams.

Sunrise Balloon Launching
April 7, 2017

The March issue of NOVA features Sunrise, the scientific collaboration that twice launched the largest balloon-borne solar telescope to ever leave the Earth's surface. Launched from the Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, Sweden, it was carried aboard the HAO-developed gondola.

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