KIS/SDC contribution to the Horizon2020 ESCAPE project and beyond


KIS/SDC has been the EST representative within the Horizon2020 ESCAPE consortium of ESFRI projects. In January 2023, the current ESCAPE funding is…

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The SUNRISE telescope on the hook of the crane vehicle just before the launch (left), the mission balloon ready to be released (center) and in flight just after the launch (right). Image: KIS, A. Bell.

SUNRISE III mission launched on its journey along the Arctic Circle ...

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... but unfortunately terminated in a few hours after the launch because of a mechanical damage caused during lift-off. Stay tuned!

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Bildschirmfoto einer live-Messung des Durchsatzes der 10 Gbit Leitung

10 Gbit dedicated link between OT and KIS

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Since mid-May 2022, there has been a direct 10 Gbit connection between the German solar telescope on Tenerife and the KIS in Freiburg.

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Prof. Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina appointed as new Director of IRSOL

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Prof. Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina has been appointed as Scientific Director of IRSOL Istituto Ricerche Solari “Aldo e Cele Daccò” in Locarno and affiliate…

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First Light for SUNRISE III at the Arctic Circle

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The balloon-borne 1m solar telescope SUNRISE III has reached an important milestone: First light at the launch site in Sweden for the telescope and…

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Call for Observing Proposals 2022B (July 13 to December 2, 2022)

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Call for Observing Proposals 2022B (July 13 to December 2, 2022)

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New magnetic white dwarfs discovered

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A hidden magnetism of known white dwarfs was discovered using a novel approach based on broad-band circular polarization measurements with the…

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First accurate measurements of electric currents on the solar photosphere

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Scientists at the Leibniz Institute für Sonnenphysik achieve the first accurate measurements of electric currents in the solar atmosphere.

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VTF Data Pipeline Prototype

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The Visible Tunable Filter VTF, build by KIS, is one of the first-light instrument for the DKIST 4m class solar telescope on Maui. For data…

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