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The STCE in 2018

The STCE Annual Report is now available, covering again a wide variety of research topics as well as typical examples of life at the STCE.

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A new Topical Issue for the SWSC Journal

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) has opened a new Topical Issue entitled "Geomagnetic Storms and Substorms: a Geomagnetically Induced Current perspective".

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Two sunspot groups from the new solar cycle

On 24 December, 2 sunspot regions of the new solar cycle (SC25) were visible on the solar disk at the same time.

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Spotless!

The Sun has been spotless for more than 33 days, longer than the longest spotless stretch of the previous solar cycle minimum.

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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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