News Archive

Mk3 Installed at MLSO
August 5, 2013

The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) K-coronameter (Mk4), was decommissioned on August 2, 2013, to be replaced by the new COSMO K-coronagraph.

HAO Scientist Ray Roble
August 1, 2013

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced this week that it is granting top honors to HAO senior scientist Ray Roble. Ray has been awarded the William Bowie Medal, AGU’s highest honor, for his pioneering research into Earth’s upper atmosphere.

July 18, 2013

NCAR's High Altitude Observatory (HAO) will be installing a new white light coronagraph at the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) in Hawaii in August of this year (2013). A coronagraph is an instrument designed to mimic a total solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon completely occults the solar disk.

Sunrise II Gondola Photograph
June 8, 2013

On June 8, 2009 the Sunrise balloon-borne telescope was successfully launched from the Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, Sweden aboard the HAO-developed gondola.

Community Matters Survey
May 27, 2013

HAO recently asked its community for input in the form of a two-minute survey. As a National Center serving the solar and space physics community, we need to understand if we are having the desired impact on our community. Input from the community helps us to set our strategic priorities as we move forward.