Humain Radio Telescopes

The SIDC team is pleased to announce a new release for STAFF, a solar timeline viewer.

Something's brewing...

Two strong coronal mass ejections emanated from behind the Sun's east limb on 18 October and may herald more active solar conditions in the days ahead.

The best of... 2016!

A compilation of the most memorable space weather moments of 2016 can be found underneath. A ***MOVIE*** was created containing one or more clips of each event.

The Sun is spotless again!

After two months of increased solar activity, the Sun has turned spotless again on 8 October.


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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