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The Wilcox Solar Observatory (WSO) began daily observations of the Sun's global magnetic field in May 1975, with the goal of understanding changes in the Sun and how those changes affect the Earth; this is now called space weather. Since 1976 low-resolution maps are also made of the Sun's magnetic field each day, as are observations of solar surface motions. The observatory is located in the foothills just west of the Stanford University campus.
Current research topics include space weather, helioseismology, and the solar cycle; The staff are closely associated with the HMI project on SDO and its magnetic field observations, and previously with the Solar Oscillations Investigation that uses the Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI) instrument on the SOHO spacecraft to observe the inside of the Sun.
Information is available concerning Solar Observatories Group, Astronomy at Stanford, and our Stanford laboratories: HEPL and KIPAC.
Stanford University operates WSO with all funding currently provided by NASA. Traditionally WSO was supported by the ONR, NASA, and the NSF. The observatory is directed by Dr. J. Todd Hoeksema.
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The Sky Above
WSO Solar Magnetic Field Observations
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