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Observations of the Sun at Big Bear Solar Observatory – Some Recent Adventures

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA Auditorium

Speaker Name(s): 

Philip R. Goode

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

The 1.6 m off-axis, clear aperture Gregorian telescope has been observing the Sun from a mountain lake in Big Bear, CA for seven years with ever-increasing capabilities. The Big Bear telescope is the first facility-class solar instrument built in the US in a generation and is a pathfinder for the 4 m Gregorian DKIST facility now under construction atop Haleakala. Results will be shown from the Big Bear telescope’s spectro-polarimeters covering visible and near-IR fed by AO corrected light. Plans and goals for the Big Bear Telescope will be discussed.