Sun-Earth connection

Space Weather: Big and Small, A Continuous Risk

Artistic rendering of the Sun and its atmosphere consist
Friday, May 10, 2019

"Space Weather" is the term used to describe the relentless barrage of particles that bathe the Earth and other planetary bodies of the solar system that originate in the steady evolution, and catastrophic breakdown, of magnetic structures on the Sun.

High cadence visible and infrared spectra of the Sun during eclipse

Graph of raw counts are plotted against wavelength in air for spectral lines
Friday, February 1, 2019

We study visible and infrared spectra, from 310 nm to 5 microns, obtained during the 21st August 2017 eclipse. The instruments were situated at Camp Wyoba (altitude 2402 m) on Casper Mountain, WY.

Delores Knipp

Delores Knipp is a Senior Research Associate at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Rosetta Stone Eclipse Campaign

(Right to left) FLIR camera, PolarCam, and Avantes flash spectra

HAO scientists observed the August 21st total eclipse with a suite of three instruments with financial assistance provided by NASA.

HAO Participates in Another Super Science Saturday

Learning about Magnetism

On November 5, 2016 UCAR/NCAR held its annual Super Science Saturday event at the Mesa Lab in Boulder.

May 1967 Great Storm and Radio Disruption Event

The flare image in Hydrogen-alpha emission (Image courtesy of NSO).
Friday, August 5, 2016

Although listed as one of the most significant events of the last 80 years, the space weather storm of late May 1967 has been of mostly fading academic interest.

Lisa Upton

Lisa is a Visiting Scientist here at HAO since September 2014 and also is currently working for Space Systems Research Corporation. In the spring of 2017, Lisa will begin a NSF postdoctoral fellowship at HAO, working as a collaborator with the dynamo group.

Lisa Upton, A Scientific Dynamo!

Lisa Upton

Lisa is a Visiting Scientist at HAO and also is currently working for Space Systems Research Corporation. In the spring of 2017, Lisa will begin a NSF postdoctoral fellowship at HAO, working as a collaborator with the dynamo group.

Barb Emery

Barb Emery is an Associate Scientist IV of the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Meet Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson

Michael is a current post-doc with HAO since 2014 in a joint appointment with RAL.

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