Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network
BiSON telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Atacama Region, Chile.
|Organization||University of Birmingham|
|Telescope style||Solar telescope|
The Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network (BiSON) consists of a network of six remote solar observatories monitoring low-degree solar oscillation modes. It is operated by the High Resolution Optical Spectroscopy group of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, UK, in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, UK. They are funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
- Professor Yvonne Elsworth (Head of project)
- Professor Bill Chaplin
- Anne-Marie Broomhall — Helioseismology
- Andrea Miglio
- Steven Hale
BiSON operates automated resonant scattering spectrometers in astronomical domes or mirror fed systems. The network was established in 1976 with two permanent stations; the addition of several more sites culminated with the addition of a sixth in 1992. The current sites are:
- Mount Wilson Observatory, California, USA
- Las Campanas Observatory, Region IV, Chile
- Observatorio del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
- South African Astronomical Observatory, Sutherland, South Africa
- OTC Earth Station Carnarvon, Carnarvon, WA, Australia
- Paul Wild Observatory, Narrabri, NSW, Australia
- "BiSON :: Home". Retrieved 16 May 2009.
- "BiSON The Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network". Archived from the original on 11 June 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
- Chaplin, W. J.; Elsworth, Y.; Isaak, G. R.; McLeod, C. P.; Miller, B. A.; New, R. (May 1996). "Recent Results from the Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network (BiSON)". American Astronomical Society. American Astronomical Society. 188 (1996AAS...188.6904C): 936. Bibcode:1996AAS...188.6904C.