Humain Radio Telescopes
A prominence erupts

A well-sized quiescent prominence erupted around noon on 12 September near the Sun's northeast limb.

Increasing sunspot numbers

An increasing number of well-sized sunspot groups are dotting the Sun.

Rise of the solar flares

Solar flaring activity was on the rise last week. NOAA 2860 produced most of the 19 C-class flares as well as the sole M-class event, whereas tiny sunspot group NOAA 2859 was the source of the most photogenic eruption.

A filament goes kaboom!

A filament that was visible for nearly a week finally erupted on 22 and 23 August.


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.


Travel Info



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