Mauna Loa Solar Observatory - MLSO

About the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory

The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) occupies part of the NOAA Mauna Loa research site located on the flank of Mauna Loa at an elevation of 3440 meters on the island of Hawaii. It is operated by the High Altitude Observatory, a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which is located in Boulder, Colorado.

MLSO Publications (by year)

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1116 publications, 57 abstracts, and 260 citations as of 2021-02-12.

It is hoped that this listing will be of use to the scientific community. The current list is incomplete. If you are aware of any

Australia FIRST Robotics Competitions

Photograph of Allen Stueben with a Kuala Bear, Australia

Allen Stueben, Mauna Loa observer and Associate Scientist II, recently attended two FIRST Robotics Competitions in Sydney, Australia, as one of the mentors for the WHEA (West Hawaii Explorations Academy) Sharkbots FIRST Robotics Team (team #3881.) Both events were held at the Sydney Olympic Park

MLSO Honors the Sun at AstroDay West

Radio dish

On October 6th, the MLSO staff participated in AstroDay 2018, an educational outreach event coordinated by the Mauna Kea Observatories. 3,000 people attended. This was the second occurrence of this event, located in Kailua-Kona, on the west side of Hawaii Island.

A handy, scalable web display of recent solar movies and helpful information

The Sun Today is a single-page website dedicated to displaying the most recent movies from MLSO and other solar instruments. It is designed to display best on an HD display, but will scale properly for mobile devices. Set it as your home page and learn more about...The Sun Today!

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Don Kolinski

Don Kolinski is an web developer at HAO specializing in web development, database management, data analysis, and graphic design.

MLSO Facility gets a new dome!

MLSO dome replacement

After 50 years of operation, the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory received a major facelift this week. A new dome has been installed at the site. The old dome was removed Tuesday morning, January 5th, and the new dome was installed before the end of the same day.

Mauna Loa Solar Observatory

The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory occupies part of the NOAA Mauna Loa research site located on the flank of Mauna Loa at an elevation of 3440 meters on the island of Hawaii.

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