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Observing Diary: Mauna Loa Solar Observatory

Date: August 2018
Location: Mauna Loa, Hawaii

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.

The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) is on Mauna Loa at an elevation of 3440 meters above sea level. It is run by the High Altitude Observatory, a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Find out more at https://www2.hao.ucar.edu/

Mauna Loa Solar Observatory
Mauna Loa Solar Observatory with Mauna Kea in the background
Ben Berkey Introduces us to the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory
Ozone Monitoring
Gas Sampling
CO2 Monitoring
More on CO2 Monitoring
Project Panoptes at Mauna Loa
Find out more at https://projectpanoptes.org/
Solar Observing
The Solar Scope
Time to go, Thanks Ben