Space Weather

Mei Zhang

Mei Zhang has been an HAO affiliate scientist since 2004. She is a professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing, and chief scientist at the Huairou Solar Observing Station located in the outskirts of Beijing.

Mark Rast

Mark Rast has been an HAO affiliate scientist since 2006. He was an ASP postdoc from 1993 to 1995, and an HAO scientist from 1998 to 2005.

The End of Summer

REU 2013 Students

It always feels like the end of summer when we say goodbye to our summer REU students. This year, HAO once again hosted six Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) students, who each conducted an eight-week research project under the supervision of HAO scientists.

HAO Colloquium Series presents Eric Sutton, AFRL

The Role of Helium in the Thermosphere During Recent Solar Minima

The previous solar minimum exhibited sustained low levels of solar extreme ultraviolet radiation and geomagnetic activity.

Contact Information

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Aurora Image

HAO Scientist Michael Wiltberger attended the AGU Chapman Conference on Fundamental Properties and Processes of Magnetotails in Reykjavik, Iceland, March 10-15, 2013.

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.


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