National Solar Observatory
Endorses the ASTRO2020
Decadal Survey

Inouye Solar Telescope, Poised to Revolutionize Solar Observations, Recognized as NSF’s Crowning Achievement

Solar Telescope
First Light

See the Sun Like Never Before

Unlocking the
mysteries of the Sun
and its effects on Earth

NSO breaks ground on new telescope site

NSO’s Integrated Synoptic Program (NISP)
Observing the Sun
for more than half a century
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NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope
The most powerful
solar telescope on Earth
GONG H-Alpha image
GONG Average Intensity 10min
GONG Average Magnetogram - 10min
GONG Synoptic Maps

GONG VSM Chromosphere 8542
GONG VSM Photosphere 6302
GONG Farside Image

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telescopes worldwide

We innovate on the telescopes, optics and technologies to give the clearest, most in-depth picture of our closest star, the Sun.

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The National Solar Observatory is a data-driven research institution dedicated to providing scientists with critical information needed to drive new research.

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years of data

NSO provides massive amounts of data to the world’s top solar scientists and government agencies. DKIST will provide even more.

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