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SOHO catches 3 new comets

The coronagraphs on board the SOHO spacecraft have discovered again a number of (small) comets. The Sun remained unharmed.

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The Sun's farside joins the party!

Some dynamic and impressive prominence activity took place on the Sun's farside during 26-27 March. The associated CME was a lot less spectacular.

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13-14 March: two geomagnetic storms compared

Last weekend, on 13 and 14 March, a minor geomagnetic storm took place. 32 years ago, on exactly the same days, geomagnetic activity was quite different...

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A sunspot activity nest

NOAA 2806 emerged on 28 February, became spotless on 5 March, then re-emerged a day later.

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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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