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Corona infected astronomy!

Staying with the buzzword of our times, the word "corona" is being used very often in astronomy too. An overview.

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The best of... 2019!

A  compilation  of  the  most  memorable  space  weather  moments  of  2019, featuring data, links and movies.

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Heading for the solar cycle minimum

Based on the location and number of high-latitude sunspot groups, as well as the current level of sunspot numbers, a solar cycle minimum between September 2019 and February 2020 seems very likely.

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"B" as in "Baby"

The now spotless active region NOAA 2758 produced a B-class flare on 11 March. The region belongs to the new solar cycle 25.

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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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