Humain Radio Telescopes
ROB has a field trip! personnel of the Royal Observatory visited its research facilities in the caves of Rochefort/Lorette and at the observatory of Humain.

ASGARD: balloons for science

School kids propose and develop experiments that are then launched into the stratosphere with a weather balloon from the RMI.

The amazing coronal holes

The size and location of coronal holes are intimately related to the phase of the solar cycle, continuously giving the solar corona a different outlook in EUV over the last 10 years.

A new SC25 group?

A tiny and short-lived sunspot group at high latitude with the correct magnetic orientation of the new solar cycle was visible on 9 and 10 April. Though it did not get an official NOAA number, these "Tiny Tims" indicate that the start of SC25 is approaching


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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