National Solar Observatory News

The National Solar Observatory (NSO) is a United States public research institute that focuses on the science of the Sun. Established in 1952, it operates facilities across multiple sites, including the state-of-the-art Inouye Solar Telescope in Hawaii, which is the largest solar telescope in the world. The NSO plays a pivotal role in solar research, offering astronomers unparalleled insights into the Sun’s dynamics and its impact on space weather. Researchers at the NSO study a variety of solar phenomena such as solar flares, sunspots, and the solar magnetic field, all crucial for understanding the broader stellar processes and their effects on Earth. By providing a comprehensive set of solar data and promoting collaborative research, the NSO contributes significantly to global efforts in predicting and mitigating the impacts of solar activity on technology and climate on Earth.