|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Experimental Physics, Magnetometry|
|Published online||18 March 2011|
The Hermanus Magnetic Observatory as a space physics facility
Hermanus Magnetic Observatory, Hospital Street, Hermanus, South Africa
The Hermanus Magnetic Observatory (HMO) is an Earth and Space national research facility in Southern Africa. It forms part of a worldwide network of observatories and data centres and is also the space weather Regional Warning Centre (RWC) for Africa under the International Space Environment Service (ISES). In this context, the HMO conducts research, makes observations and models the variations of the Earth and space environments using a wide network of instruments that are spread around the Southern African region and extending as far south as Antarctica. In addition, the HMO offers technological services to the public and commercial clients in the defense, aerospace and maritime industries. The HMO also runs a Science Outreach program for the advancement of science amongst learners, educators and the general public.
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