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Eclipse fever

The Monday August 21 eclipse will transit the whole of North America. If you can't make it to there, no problem. We have a reporter, live from space: our satellite PROBA2.

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Night of the (shooting) Stars 2017 ***CANCELLED***

On 9 August from 21:30 to 24:00, the Royal Observatory opens its premises to the broad public to observe the night sky. Amateur astronomers will bring their telescopes to allow the participants a view on the stars.

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NOAA 2665's fireworks continues!

NOAA 2665 was the source of a spectacular eruption on the Sun's farside on 23 July. A comparison is made with the 2012 event from exactly 5 years ago.

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The Bastille Day 2017 event

NOAA 2665 continued to dominate the solar surface and was also responsible for the main event of the week, i.e. a long duration M2 flare associated with a halo coronal mass ejection on the French National Day.

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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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