Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC)


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January 27th, 2021 16:30 (CET)
Astrophyisic Seminar of the Physics Department of the "Tor Vergata" University: "Solar spectropolarimetry: a personal view", by Dr. Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta, IAA-CSIC.

November 19th, 2020 18:00 (CET)
Special lecture at the California State University at Northridge @ Zoom "Solar spectropolarimetry from space", by Dr. Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta, IAA-CSIC.

Past Events

October 22nd, 2020 12:30 (CET)
IAA-Seminar @Zoom "We've never imaged the Sun's surface from that close. Solar Orbiter will change that", by Dr. David Orozco Suárez, IAA-CSIC.
September 27th-29th, 2018
"Meeting of the Solar Orbiter PHI Calibration Group Meeting", Granada, Spain


SO/PHI@Solar Orbiter

The Sun Now

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Green light test for TuMag at MPS, Göttingen. 

TuMag will use a green Magnesium line to measure the magnetic fields in the Sun’s chromosphere during the third flight of the Sunrise balloon-borne solar observatory (Credit of the image: MPS)- January 26th 2021

500 days until the launch of Sunrise III.  

The Sunrise III mission will look at the Sun from the stratosphere equipped with three new scientific instruments (Read more)- January 18th 2021


Solar Orbiter is getting ready for the first of many gravity assist flybys of Venus on 27 December, to start bringing it closer to the Sun and tilting its orbit in order to observe our star from different perspectives - December 27, 2020


The electronic unit of the Solar Orbiter PHI instrument which is now in orbit around the Sun - November 7th 2020


The Solar Orbiter spacecraft in the thermo-vacuum chamber at IABG (at Ottobrunn, Germany) facilities - January 22nd 2019

 SPG Publications

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Temporal evolution of short-lived penumbral microjets
A. L. Siu-Tapia et al. 2020, A&A 642 A128


On Fabry-Pérot Etalon-based Instruments. III. Instrument Applications
F. J. Bailén et al. 2020, ApJS 246 17

Superstrong photospheric magnetic fields in sunspot penumbrae
A. Siu-Tapia et al. 2019, A&A 631 A99

Performance Analysis of the SO/PHI Software Framework for On-board Data Reduction
K. Albert et al. 2019, ADASS XXVIII 523 151

On Fabry-Pérot Etalon-based Instruments. II. The Anisotropic (Birefringent) Case
F. J. Bailén et al. 2019, ApJS 242 21