Humain Radio Telescopes
Something's lurking behind the solar limb...

An active region that produced several C-class flares and even an M-class flare while it was still behind the solar limb, turned out to be a very small sunspot group and did not produce any significant flaring once it became visible on the solar disk.

SSEA deadline for early-bird registration is coming up

Tickets for the 4th Symposium on Space Educational Activities are available at a discounted early-bird price until January 31st! Hurry up and do not miss the opportunity to discuss with outreach experts from all over the world.

The two faces of the Sun

Over the last few months, the Sun has showing us one hemisphere with quite some sunspots, and another with barely any sunspots at all. To plot this changing solar activity, a synoptic map is used.

Asteroid (315579) named Vandersyppe in memory of Anne

STCE colleague Peter De Cat discovered asteroid (315579) and named it after Anne Vandersyppe, our invaluable colleague who worked as group secretary for the Solar Physics Department and sadly passed away in 2019.


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.


Travel Info



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