The Learmonth Solar Observatory (LSO) is situated at an elevation of
10 m on the western shore of Exmouth Gulf on the North West Cape of Australia
and is co-administered by the
IPS Radio and Space Services, headquartered
in Chatswood, New South Wales, and the U. S. Air Force. Learmonth is also
the site of one of the stations of the Solar Electro-Optical Network
Some GONG Site Preparation History:
Ground, "sand", moving activities commenced early June, 1994, and
ground-breaking took place
on June 23, 1994. Arden Petri was on-site the last week of July, 1994, as
the concrete pouring of the foundations took
place, as well as the alignment of the pier.
The instrument departed Tucson on January 24, 1995 and the
equipment arrived on March 21, 1995.
The instrument got "First light"
and became operational in April 1995.
GONG solar magnetograms can be found at the
GONG Daliy Images web site.