On 1 October 2014, communications with the STEREO-B spacecraft were interrupted during a planned test in anticipation of its solar conjunction at the Sun's farside (see image underneath for positio
Sun-grazing comet mystery
Did the EUV space telescope onboard PROBA2 see the sun-grazing comet as a tiny dot on the solar surface lightening up? This is the story of 5 mysterious pixels.
Spark of Aurora
A high-speed solar wind emanating from a solar coronal hole reached the orbit of the earth with sparking firework on August 23-24 photographed from Franeker, the Netherlands.
The public was invited to search in the night sky for falling stars of the Perseids, a meteorswarm between the prestigious couples of the observatory in Uccle. It was a great evening on August 10.
Submitted on 2016-05-04
On Monday 9 May, between 13:12:19 and 20:40:33 local time, a Mercury transit across the solar disk will be visible in its entirety from Belgium. This event will not be visible with the naked eye. A (small) telescope will be required.
Submitted on 2016-03-23
On 22 March 2006, exactly 10 years ago, the Minister of Science Policy announced in a press release the foundation of the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence. The STCE would lift the Sun-Space-Earth research to a higher level by uniting experts in the field.
Submitted on 2016-01-15
Space, solar and atmospheric radiation is a key factor in the sun-space-earth research and the high-technology that has to deal with or rely on it. Think of communication and navigation high-tech systems. This explains why there is a large interest in ground- and space based instruments measuring the electromagnetic radiation. However, a production line for scientific and technical instruments doesn't exist. Science and technological projects spanning several years are set up to develop a tailored instrument.
Submitted on 2015-12-01
NL: Ruimteweer - Belg valt in de prijzen
FR: La météorologie spatiale - Un prix scientifique international attribué à un Belge
EN: Space Weather - Belgian wins an award
Submitted on 2015-11-21
Each year, during the European Space Weather Week (ESWW) conference, people from all over the world gather in Belgium to discuss the newest insights in space weather and try to find appropriate answers to the challenges and threats that space weather imposes. The meeting in 2014 was the eleventh edition, with more than 400 participants. Several communities - scientists, navigation based industry, space agencies, engineers, forecast centers, energy suppliers, space tourism, etc. - are involved in space weather in some way. The ESWW offers the platform to exchange knowledge and blend.
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