Humain Radio Telescopes
Solar Eclipse Challenge swap solar eclipse contest image

The hidden message in PROBA2/SWAP solar eclipse image revealed. 

Geomagnetic storm

A minor geomagnetic storm was recorded late on 15 June. Ongoing solar cycle 25 is -so far- somewhat more effective in producing geomagnetic storms than its predecessor.

Small flare, spectacular eruption!

On 9 June, a small flare from a region behind the northwest solar limb was accompanied by a spectacular eruption.

The best of... 2020!

A  compilation  of  the  most  memorable  space  weather  moments  of  2020, featuring data, links and movies.


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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