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Observing Diary: Mauna Loa Solar Observatory

Date: August 2018
Location: Mauna Loa, Hawaii

Mauna Loa Solar Observatory
Mauna Loa Solar Observatory with Mauna Kea in the background

During my trip to Hawaii in 2018, I was very lucky to be invited on a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory, where Ben Berkey from the High Altitude Observatory showed us around.

It was great the work that the team do to monitor CO2 and Ozone levels as well as keeping a close eye on the Solar corona.

You can see more of Ben’s tour here.