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Where is Mercury?

Mercury transited the Sun and the SWAP telescope onboard of PROBA2, the 10 year old satellite could spot Mercury. 
Are your eyes as good as SWAP? Can you spot Mercury in the EUV image?

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Happy birthday PROBA2!

On November 2, the ESA satellite PROBA2 will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Not bad for this small Belgian spacecraft that was initially intended for a two-year mission! 

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We need YOU to help us

Val-u-Sun citizen science project needs YOU to be part of scientific research. You can help us by counting sunspots on the original drawings from our archive.

 

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EUI and Solar Orbiter ready for launch!

Brussels, 18 October 2019 – Ever closer to the Sun! The instrument EUI (Extreme Ultraviolet Imager) is integrated into the Solar Orbiter satellite to be launched towards the Sun in February 2020. Today, Solar Orbiter can be seen for the last time before being shipped to Cape Canaveral, the launch site.

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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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