Above: Example of a neutron monitoring station. Credit: UH News

The outlook for space weather forecasts is looking bright. Researchers at UH Mānoa have been awarded a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to build a space weather monitoring system in Hawai’i. The system, which includes a neutron monitoring station on Haleakalā and data hub at UH Mānoa, will help forecast conditions that can impact astronauts, space missions, and technology on Earth. The project also includes a variety of hands-on STEM projects to engage local students.