High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Records

The High Altitude Observatory (HAO) is a lab within NCAR that conducts fundamental and applied research in solar-terrestrial physics. The HAO digital collection consists of the newsletters and photographs, as well as the Solar Research Memorandum series, a collection of unpublished scholarly works by early HAO scientists.


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Climax Annual Report- 1962
Climax Annual Report- 1962
This annual report, printed as a newsletter, offers details of the year's accomplishments, specifically drawing attention to two things: the installation of and the first observations with the 16" coronagraph and more research participation by the Climax staff. Each phase of the Climax operation is summarized, including the 16" coronagraph, image tube, flare patrol, K-coronameter, housing, manpower, and the Climax site itself.
Climax Newsletter, April 1961
Climax Newsletter, April 1961
This newsletter, authored by Keith Watson, details the use of the coronagraph for the month of April 1961. Topics discussed include the figures for the coronagraph programs for the month, the Flare Patrol, the continued out-of-operation status of the K-Coronameter, infra-red image tube, and the third annual Climax Snowmelt Contest.
Climax Newsletter, December 1960
Climax Newsletter, December 1960
This newsletter, authored by Keith Watson, details the use of the coronagraph for the month of December 1960, which he notes that the excellent coronal skys continued, but activity on the sun was low. Topics discussed include the figures for the coronagraph programs for the month, Joe Rush working on aligning of the coronagraph, work on the doors of the big dome, the Flare Patrol, and Lew Grant's cloud seeding program in the Climax area.
Climax Newsletter, February 1961
Climax Newsletter, February 1961
This newsletter, authored by Keith Watson, details the use of the coronagraph for the month of February 1961. Topics discussed include the figures for the coronagraph programs for the month, Joe Rush's visit to work on the coronagraph optics, Bob James departure to spend two weeks working with the observers at Sacramento Peak, the Flare Patrol, and the last readings for the nuclei counter project.
Climax Newsletter, June 1961
Climax Newsletter, June 1961
This newsletter, authored by Keith Watson, details the use of the coronagraph for the month of June 1961. Topics discussed include the figures for the coronagraph programs for the month, the Flare Patrol, K-Coronameter continues to be out-of-operation, lack of programs suitable for observing the quiet sun, new door system on the big dome, arrival of Roger Kopp from the University of Michigan, visit of Bob Bessey from the University of Wyoming, and the Observers softball team.
Climax Newsletter, March 1961
Climax Newsletter, March 1961
This newsletter, authored by Keith Watson, details the use of the coronagraph for the month of March 1961. Topics discussed include the figures for the coronagraph programs for the month, the Flare Patrol, K-Coronameter, and a summary of Bob James' trip to Sacramento Peak.
Climax Newsletter, May 1961
Climax Newsletter, May 1961
This newsletter, authored by Keith Watson, details the use of the coronagraph for the month of May 1961. Topics discussed include the figures for the coronagraph programs for the month, the Flare Patrol, the K-Coronameter, the impending move of the big dome, and snow totals for the winter.
Climax Newsletter, November 1960
Climax Newsletter, November 1960
This newsletter, authored by Keith Watson, details the use of the coronagraph for the month of November 1960, which he notes was a good observing month. Topics discussed include the figures for the coronagraph programs for the month, Flare Patrol testing, K-Coronameter surveys, taking the big dome out of operation for modifications to the dome doors, and the staff making more frequent trips to Boulder in connection with Flare Patrol testing and exploring other research projects with Bob James and Herb Richey.
Climax Newsletter, October 1960
Climax Newsletter, October 1960
This newsletter, authored by Keith Watson, details the use of the coronagraph for the month of October 1960. Topics discussed include the figures for the coronagraph programs for the month, a breakdown in the electrical end of the coronagraph, discontinuing the Fine Grain work for Don Billings and Dick White, discontinuing the Jupiter program dues to poor observations, the continuation of the nuclei project, and the K-Coronameter.
Climax Newsletter, September 1960
Climax Newsletter, September 1960
This newsletter, authored by Keith Watson, details the use of the coronagraph for the month of September 1960. Topics discussed include the figures for the coronagraph programs for the month, painting the small dome, the installation of the Flare Patron by Charlie Garcia, a single observation of Jupiter, Lee Lacey's visit to Climax, Gordon Newkirk's balloon and the coronameter, and the arrival of Bob Eddy to replace Roland Manning as an observer.
Monthly Climax Newsletter, August 1960
Monthly Climax Newsletter, August 1960
This newsletter, authored by Keith Watson, details the use of the coronagraph for the month of August 1960. Highlights include comments on the Flare Patrol being out of operation, advice from Sac Peak about operating with dome doors all open, and observations of Jupiter.

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