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The best of... 2018!

A  compilation  of  the  most  memorable  space  weather  moments  of  2018, featuring data, links and movies.

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Feeling the heat!...

Solar Orbiter, due for launch in 2020, is an ESA mission to perform close-up, high-resolution studies of our Sun and the inner heliosphere. The spacecraft has been tested in the thermal-vacuum chamber at the IABG test facility in Ottobrunn, Germany.

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C5 flares in NOAA 2733

NOAA 2733 was a relatively small region that managed to produce two C5 flares: C5.0 on 26 January, and C5.2 on 30 January. These were the strongest flares since the C8 flare produced by NOAA 2699 on 7 February 2018.

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C-class flare!

The Sun produced a C1 flare on 6 January. This is the first C-class flare since 6 July 2018.

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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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