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- 14 Oct 2010 –
IPS has relocated its Mundaring ionospheric observatory in Western Australia to Perth. Data from this ionosonde is now available.
- 31 Aug 2010 –
The gearbox in the Culgoora Solar Observatory H-alpha and white light telescope has been reparied and re-installed. The telescope has returned to solar patrol.
- 11 Aug 2010 –
The remounting of the Culgoora A band antenna has been delayed due to rain. The recent rain has kept the ground too soft for crane operations. Additional rain over the last few days has further delayed the remount.
- 11 Aug 2010 –
The Culgoora optical patrol telescope, which provides H-alpha flare patrol and white light observations of the solar disk is currently not on solar patrol due to a fault in the drive gearbox. Its is hoped that the telescope will return to patrol either late this week or early next week.
- 20 Apr 2010 –
The IPS Culgoora Solar Observatory A band antenna is off line for bearing replacement. The radiospectrograph can provide inferred coronal mass ejection information from the types of radio sweep events observed during and after some solar flares. Expected back on patrol early July.
- 08 Apr 2010 –
Solar cycle 24 may be getting more active. The sunspot number has been gradually rising for the last few months and the frequency of big flares has increased too. Eight M-class flares were observed in February 2010.
- 24 Mar 2010 –
The Learmonth Solar Observatory 28 foot dish that monitors 245Mhz to 610Mhz has resumed solar patrol. The antenna will again be off patrol in 10-12weeks time for gearbox replacement.