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Home of The Aurora Forecast 3D app
StatusOptical season in progress. Dome heat ON, 27.11.2020
RoadClosed by snow
RepairsSmall entrance port will be blocked
GarageBeltwagen ready for action
BandwagonParked in Garage Mine 7
Interactive app
November 18, 2020
Version 6.9 of the Aurora Forecast 3D app now includes detailed target identification. Star constellation, planet and satellite information are obtained from Wikipedia and N2YO.com. The main purpose is to create an interactive learning experience.

Computer downloads here.
New aurora forecasts
October 29, 2020
We are happy to announce that release version 6.8 of our Aurora Forecast 3D app now includes two new models of the aurora ovals. Both models are based on years of polar orbiting satellite data from NASA.

More info here.
Mysterious neighbor?
October 24, 2020
To our big surprise a new construction appeared out of nowhere by the road up to the observatory last week. It turned out to be a new vault storing precious American goods for the future. We hope to be invited to the grand opening.

More info here.
Master Breedveld!
July 2, 2020
Congratulation to Master Mikkel J. Breedveld! He has studied polar orbiting POES / MetOP satellite precipitation data and made new auroral ovals for us. His work will be used in our Aurora Forecast 3D app.

Read thesis here.
Silver Bullet is upgraded!
June 17, 2020
After 40 years of service, the rotary motor system of the Silver Bullet spectrometer died on us. Luckily, it happened at the end of the dark season . A new high precision servo system is now installed.

Read details here.
TU/e Trainee
June 12, 2020
Together with Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) we congratulate Adrienne Esmeralda Oudijk on her Erasmu+ Traineeship at UNIS. She has used our Hyper Spectral Imager v6 and found how to compress the spectral data cube by a factor of 10-4 with minimum loss of spatial resolution and spectral signature.

Read report here.
Linux test release!
May 8, 2020
Our popular Aurora Forecast 3D app is now finally available for testing on Linux platforms. The app is compiled in Windows 10 loaded with Delphi RAD studio 10.3 Architect using FMXLinux onto a 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Linux computer.

Goto download page with instructions here.
January 1, 2020
KHO is part of the TV series named Snowhow that starts on 2nd January 2020. The theme is the Nordic winter and how we cope with it. It is produced by NRK in association with SVT, YLE and NDR.

See NRK link here.
Webmaster: F. Sigernes