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3rd Eddy Cross Disciplinary Symposium 2022

The aim of the third Eddy Symposium is to bring scientists (both early-career and more senior) together, from diverse disciplines, to help define the next decade of helio-physical research, including its implications for planetary and astrophysical objects.

Center for Geospace Storms: Transforming the understanding and predictability of space weather

The Multiscale Atmosphere-Geospace Environment (MAGE) model

NCAR is a leading partner in the development of a model simulation that will transform scientists’ ability to model the impacts of space weather storms, which can disrupt radio communications, damage satellites, endanger astronauts, and down electrical grids. 

Cover of "Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s"

Astro2020 calls out global coronal magnetic measurements as requiring investment

The recent Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s stated goals that would be supported by COSMO observations.

UCoMP mounted on MLSO spar

UCoMP Instrument Nearing Science Mission Phase

The Upgraded Coronal Multi-Channel Polarimeter (UCoMP) coronagraph was deployed to Mauna Loa Solar Observatory in 2021.

Damon Burke and Steve Tomczyk of HAO, shown with the COSMO Phase I site survey equipment currently at the NCAR Marshall Field site just south of Boulder Colorado

COSMO Site and Design Advancement Updates

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided funding for the final design of the COSMO Large Coronagraph (LC). At 1.5 meter aperture, the LC will be the world’s largest refractive telescope, and will enable observations of the global coronal magnetic fields.

ICON Satellite in orbit

New Scientific Paper Featuring Observations from NASA's ICON Mission

On November 29, 2021, NASA announced a new paper where "scientists presented the first direct measurements" from the ICON mission whose purpose is to observe a very complex geospace system.

Images to highlight the corrugated surfaces at which the centers of UV lines are formed (close to τ = 1) in MURaM calculations of the upper solar chromosphere

AAS Nova Features a Recent Publication by Philip Judge

Understanding the magnitude and occurrence of solar storms is key to predicting events that can be harmful to thousands of Earth-orbiting satellites and the welfare of astronauts. A recent paper by Philip Judge et al was highlighted in AAS Nova in a their featured article entitled, "A Better Space Weather Forecasting Tool."

Data from NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, mission reveals the twin bands of charged particles that persist near the equator at night

NASA Features Research by HAO Scientist Xuguang Cai

Since 2017, HAO has provided scientific support and analysis for NASA's Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD). 

HiWind instrument during final flight preparations in Kiruna, Sweden, June, 2011

HIWIND Prepares for a New Zealand Flight in 2022

Project scientist, Qian Wu and the HAO engineering team are busy at CG1 1st lab preparing for the HiWIND New Zealand flight anticipated for year 2022.