HAO News

HAO News

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.

Annie Maunder's birthday book and her formal portrait

Great Grandson of Walter & Annie Maunder Thanks HAO

Andrew L Maunder wrote HAO: I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for the recent bio pages for Walter and Annie S D Maunder presented on the UCAR NCAR website. In particular, I’m pleased to see the Elliot and Fry studio portrait being used for Annie. For so long there were no good images of her in the public domain, and so I have been very pleased to get this one out there for all to see.

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).