The Kitt Peak Virtual Tour

SOLIS (Synoptic Optical Long-term Investigations of the Sun)


A recent addition to solar astronomy on Kitt Peak, SOLIS produces unique observations of the Sun’s magnetic field continuously, using state-of-the-art techniques. These long-term studies over several decades of the astronomical object most important to humanity will provide data fundamental to understanding the solar activity cycle, sudden energy releases in the solar atmosphere, and solar irradiance changes and their relationship to global change.


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