Brian Toon, founding Chair of the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) and a longstanding Research Associate in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at CU-Boulder, has been awarded the 105th Distinguished Research Lectureship. Coordinated by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the lectureship honors a tenured faculty member widely [...]
The 1981 launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia – the first in NASA’s program – made a big impression on the grade-schooler who, after watching the lift-off on television, wanted to know everything about space.
When a sun-gazing NASA satellite designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder launched into space on Jan. 25, 2003, solar storms were raging. A decade later, the four instruments onboard the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment, or SORCE, have given scientists an unprecedented look at some of the most intense solar eruptions ever [...]
John Gosling, a senior research associate at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, was one of 18 individuals honored by the National Academy of Sciences for outstanding scientific achievements. Gosling received the Arctowski Medal for his research contributions regarding the generation of energetic solar events, including solar flares and coronal [...]
A career in spacecraft operations led him to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is director of Mission Operations and Data Systems.
Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), recently was honored with the 2012 Popular Writing Award from the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Baker shares the honor with James Green, director of the NASA Solar System Exploration Division. To encourage solar research education, the AAS Solar Physics Division offers its annual [...]
University of Colorado Boulder students will have another four years at the controls of NASA’s Kepler mission, launched in 2009 to hunt down Earth-like rocky planets in other solar systems and which has succeeded in spectacular fashion. NASA last week announced the Kepler mission has been approved for extension through fiscal year 2016 based on [...]