What's Hot? Solar Research at NCAR

Presenter: Joan Burkepile and Alice Lecinski
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research, scientists are building new solar instruments for Hawaiian-based observatories that will greatly abvance our knowledge of the Sun and space weather.  

On Mauna Loa, the Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory (CoSMO) contains three instruments: CoMP, K-Cor, and ChroMag. On Haleakala, the world's largest solar telescope is presently being built.  Called the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), it is scheduled for completion in 2018. DKIST is being built through funding by the National Science Foundation , and a collaboration of 22 institutions, reflecting a broad segment of the solar physics community.

Topics:Sun and Space Weather
Audience:General public, Informal education, Elementary school, Upper elementary, Middle school, High school

Script: Joan Burkepile, Alice Lecinski, Teri Eastburn

Videography: Teri Eastburn (UCAR SciEd), Steve Deyo (COMET)

Editing: Teri Eastburn

Music: Smartsound