The 2017 Total Eclipse was a Life-changing Four Minutes

Jenna Samra, taken while mid-flight on the Gulfstream V research aircraft

Jenna Samra had a very extraordinary scientific research experience while visiting Colorado this summer. The recent August 21 total solar eclipse provided Jenna a unique opportunity to test an instrument that she helped design and build, the airborne infrared spectrometer or AIR-Spec.

A bumper crop of HAO summer interns!

Summer Interns

Summer, 2017—We hosted twelve summer students at HAO. They worked on a range of projects, from building telescopes to employing numerical models to analyzing observations and simulation data. Meet the students and hear their stories.

On the Connection between Propagating Solar Coronal Disturbances and Chromospheric Footpoints

SDO/AIA 171Å sub-fields
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the (thermal) interface between the chromosphere, transition region, and the coronal plasma observed by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

Phil Oakley

Phil Oakley is an Engineer in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research specializing in the design, construction, integration, calibration and use of scientific instrumentation.

Joan Burkepile

Joan Burkepile is a Project Scientist at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Scott Sewell

Scott Sewell is an Engineer and Instrumentation Group Manager in the High Altitude Observatory at the NCAR specializing in optical sensing technologiesfor studying solar physics.

Michael Galloy

Michael D. Galloy is a Software Engineer/Programmer in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research specializing in data pipeline maintenance.

Preparing for the 2017 total Eclipse

Phil Judge and Paul Bryans

On 21 August 2017 a total solar eclipse will pass across the continental United States, from Oregon on the west coast to South Carolina on the east.


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