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The Bastille Day 2017 event

NOAA 2665 continued to dominate the solar surface and was also responsible for the main event of the week, i.e. a long duration M2 flare associated with a halo coronal mass ejection on the French National Day.

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A Sunday morning solar observing session

Solar observers had a great weekend observing and imaging the Sun, in particular with the rather large and dynamic sunspot group NOAA 2665 dominating the solar disk.

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PROBA2: Eighth Call for Guest Investigators

The PROBA2 team welcomes research proposals for the eighth round of its Guest Investigator program for research based on SWAP and LYRA data analysis by scientists outside the SWAP and LYRA PI-teams.

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An eruptive surprize

The Sun surprized solar observers with a medium class solar flare on 3 July. The associated plasma cloud was not directed to Earth.

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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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