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Solstice Eclipse

PROBA2 witnessed on June 21 2020 a solar eclipse. The moon blocked up to two times its solar view. Observers in Africa, Pakistan, India and China could see a 'ring of fire'.

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The STCE Annual Meeting

It is June, the time of the year of the annual STCE meeting. But COVID-19 forces us to rethink the concept. 

 

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ISS transits the Sun

Solar observers at ROB caught the International Space Station (ISS) transiting the Sun.

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A burst in flaring activity

On 29 May, the Sun surprized the space weather community with some unexpectedly strong solar flares from an active region that was still behind the solar limb.

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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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