HAO News

HAO News

Damon Burke and Steve Tomczyk standing in front of optical equipment at Marshall Fields

The Marshall Field Site

HAO engineer Damon Burke and Senior Scientist Steve Tomczyk are shown in front of a suite of remote observing instrumentation at the Marshall Field site. These instruments will support the COSMO Observatory site survey project (COSADA), a 3 year project to determine scientifically optimal locations for the construction of HAO's proposed COSMO Solar Observatory.

Cover of Jack Eddy's book

The Sun, The Earth, and Near-Earth Space

"The Sun, The Earth, and Near-Earth Space", written by late astronomer Dr. John A. Eddy, assembles concise explanations and descriptions—easily read and readily understood—of what we now know of the chain of events and processes that connect the Sun to the Earth, with especial emphasis on space weather and Sun-Climate.

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).