Humain Sunrise
USET in the Sun
Princess Elisabeth Station
A spectacular flare

Last week, NOAA 2567 continued its growth in magnetic complexity and sunspot area.

Sunspot neighbours

Forecasters seemed to be heading for yet another boring spaceweather week, when -during the afternoon hours of 14 July- a new sunspot region gradually developed about 70.000 km east of NOAA 2565's

STCE Annual meeting

The 2016 edition of the STCE annual meeting led us along Roof Top Science, Cosmic Rays, 10years STCE Happy Birthday cake and a launch to Wuthering Heights - check the pictures.

European Space Weather Week ESWW13 banner

At ESWW13 we try to make the perfect cocktail of people and knowledge that makes us Space Weather proof and strengtens our safety net. Cheers!


Mercury Transit (NL-FR-EN)

On Monday 9 May, between 13:12:19 and 20:40:33 local time, a Mercury transit across the solar disk will be visible in its entirety from Belgium. This event will not be visible with the naked eye. A (small) telescope will be required.

STCE 10 years - Happy Birthday (NL-FR-EN)

On 22 March 2006, exactly 10 years ago, the Minister of Science Policy announced in a press release the foundation of the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence. The STCE would lift the Sun-Space-Earth research to a higher level by uniting experts in the field. 

Space Technology & Calibration Laboratories

STCL cycle

Space, solar and atmospheric radiation is a key factor in the sun-space-earth research and the high-technology that has to deal with or rely on it. Think of communication and navigation high-tech systems. This explains why there is a large interest in ground- and space based instruments measuring the electromagnetic radiation. However, a production line for scientific and technical instruments doesn't exist. Science and technological projects spanning several years are set up to develop a tailored instrument.

Space Weather - Belgian wins an award (NL-FR-EN)

Dr. Berghmans

NL: Ruimteweer - Belg valt in de prijzen
FR: La météorologie spatiale - Un prix scientifique international attribué à un Belge
EN: Space Weather - Belgian wins an award

Can the sun cause radar blackouts disrupting air traffic? - ESWW12

Each year, during the European Space Weather Week (ESWW) conference, people from all over the world gather in Belgium to discuss the newest insights in space weather and try to find appropriate answers to the challenges and threats that space weather imposes. The meeting in 2014 was the eleventh edition, with more than 400 participants. Several communities - scientists, navigation based industry, space agencies, engineers, forecast centers, energy suppliers, space tourism, etc. - are involved in space weather in some way. The ESWW offers the platform to exchange knowledge and blend. 



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