Humain Radio Telescopes
ESCAPE - Taming the data beast

ROB is participating in ESCAPE, a huge international project supported by the European Commission. The name ESCAPE was chosen because it aims to let data and research fly out from their confinement.

Cruising the solar cycle minimum

A spotless stretch of 18 days and a new (but unnumbered) sunspot region from the new solar cycle have emphasized once again we're transiting the solar cycle minimum.

New records for the Parker Solar Probe

The Parker Solar Probe has now the records for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object, and it is also the fastest-ever human-made object relative to the Sun.

Extremely severe geomagnetic storms

The under-performance of solar cycle 24 in terms of very strong geomagnetic activity is illustrated with a few new charts.


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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