Big Bear Solar Observatory


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Big Bear Solar Observatory

A solar observatory located on an artificial island in Big Bear Lake, southern California. The altitude is 2040 meters. It was formerly owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology, for which it was built in 1969, but it was handed over to the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1997. The chief instrument is a 65-cm reflector. See also solar telescope.
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Led by Haimin Wang, distinguished professor of physics and chief scientist at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory, the institute will combine the strengths of the university's solar scientists with powerful computing and mathematical capabilities.
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To achieve its full powers, at least three more years of work will be needed to bring on-line ever-more sophisticated hardware for observing the Sun.evertheless, Goode and the BBSO (Big Bear Solar Observatory) research team were able to extract a few unique images and one is shown.