Instrumentation

Martin (Marty) Mlynczak

Marty Mlynczak has been an HAO affiliate scientist since 2000. He is a senior research scientist in the Climate Science Branch at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.

Haosheng Lin

Haosheng Lin has been an HAO affiliate scientist since 2003. He is an astronomer in the Solar Physics group of the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii.

End of an era: The Mauna Loa K-coronometer is decommissioned

Mk3 Installed at MLSO

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

Sunrise II Pre-launch Update

Sunrise II Gondola Photograph

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.

Synoptic Network Workshop Overview

Synoptic Workshop

The High Altitude Observatory recently partnered with the National Solar Observatory to hold a 3-day workshop to discuss and gather community input on science requirements, capabilities and instrumentation for a next-generation synoptic network of solar observing instruments.

A New Coronagraph for Mauna Loa

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).

Sunrise Gondola Landing

The Sunrise Gondola, with all essential equipment intact, landed on June 17, 2013 after being aloft for about five days. The Gondola was recovered by helicopter from the Boothia Peninsula; a very remote area in Nunavut’s northern Canadian Arctic.

HAO Astrophysicist, Philip Judge Captures Operatic Dreams

Phil performing as the Duke of Verona

Phil is a Senior Scientist in the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). His research interests include plasma physics, spectroscopy and spectro-polarimetry.

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