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SOHO celebrates its 25th anniversary

SOHO, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, is celebrating a quarter of a century of impressive solar observations and scientific discoveries.

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New milestones reached by young SC25

Young solar cycle 25 (SC25) gave spaceweather forecasters a good run for their money last week, reaching numerous milestones in its still early career.

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Big brother

Two active regions are rotating over the southeast solar limb, and the second group contains a really big sunspot.

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SC25 ramping up!

On 11 November, a fairly simple sunspot region produced a long duration C-class flare. This was already the third sunspot region observed in November, and an indication that the new solar cycle 25 (SC25) is quickly gaining in strength.

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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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