Humain Sunrise
USET in the Sun
Princess Elisabeth Station
Return of the Behemoth

A huge trans-equatorial coronal hole (CH) is transiting the solar disk.

Farside eruption

For the second consecutive week, no C-class flares were observed from Earth.

Medals in Space Weather

The deadline Sept 12th for nomination for one of the prestigious medals in space weather, linked with the European Space Weather Week is approaching.

Another Eclipse seen by PROBA2

We received the first data from PROBA2 of the September 1 annular solar eclipse. Again, PROBA2 was on the first row in space and therefore certain to witness it, clouds or not.


Mercury Transit

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.

STCE 10 years - Happy Birthday!

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.

Space Technology & Calibration Laboratories

STCL cycle

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.

Space Weather - Belgian wins an award

Dr. Berghmans

Since 2013, space weather medals are awarded at the annual European Space Weather Week conference. This year Dr. David Berghmans, a Belgian scientist at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, won the Marcel Nicolet medaille for his efforts to structure the space weather community at an international level.

Can the sun cause radar blackouts disrupting air traffic? - ESWW12

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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