USET Dome
Humain Radio Telescopes
 
Ode to GOES

16 October 1975 marks the launch of GOES-1, the first of the GOES family. 46 years later, the new generation is still going strong.

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From sunspot to geomagnetic storm

The fairly quiet sunspot group NOAA 2882 produced an M-class flare on 9 October. The associated CME was directed to Earth and resulted in a minor geomagnetic storm on 12 October.

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The largest solar flare

A powerful X285 solar flare might have taken place in 774-775AD, explaining a curious anomaly of cosmogenic nuclides in tree rings and ice cores.

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Three announcements from the Quo Vadis initiative

The Quo Vadis European Space Weather initiative is making the following three announcements.

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Fundamental Research

The STCE does Fundamental Research.

Public Outreach

Open DoorsThe STCE does public outreach during the STCE Annual Meeting and the Open Doors of the Space Pole in Uccle.

One of the highlights of the Open Doors is always a visit to the Solar Dome. A small introductory presentation is first given in the corridor of the SIDC. Skilled observers and space weather forecasters explain in laymen terminology what sunspots are, how they are observed, why these observations are so important, and how solar eruptions affect us and our technology. Then, the small groups of 10-15 people are guided stairs towards the top of the solar dome. There, the various solar telescopes are shown and their specific applications are discussed. Weather permitting, the visitors can also make solar observations using a projected solar image from the white light solar telescope. During and after the visit, there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions to the guides.

 

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