Dr. Xingming Bao

Dr. Xingming Bao is a Research Scientist who joined the Prairie View A&M University’s Solar Observatory Department in July 2013.  Dr. Bao received his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in astrophysics from the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

His research interest is in the study of the physical process in solar eruptive activities such as coronal mass ejections, and flares, especially in the twisted structures of prominences during their formation, existence and disappearance.

He conducted two scientific observations of a Total Solar Eclipse, both in China in 2008 and 2009 respectively.  Before he came to Prairie View A&M University, Dr. Xingming Bao carried out a site testing survey to find potential candidates for future solar and coronal observatory with excellent viewing condition and low sky brightness in daytime in western China.


Bao, X.,  Xie, W. “Solar EUV Flux variation and Flare Brightenings,” Advances in Space Research, 2012, 520,853.

Bao, X.,   Zhang, Z., et al.  “Near Infrared Spectral and Polarization Imaging Observation of Coronal Emission Lines During the 2008 Total Solar Eclipse,” Science in China Series, G-Physics Mechanics Astronomy, 2009, 52 (11) 1794-1798.

Bao, X., Zhang H., Lin, J., Stenborg ,G. A. “Coronal Mass Ejections and the Associated Activities on the Solar Disk Observed on October 26, 2003”, 2007, A&A, 463, 321.

Bao, X., Zhang, H., Lin, J.  “Formation of the Coronal Mass Ejection Leading Edge on 2003 February 18 Event,” 2006, Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 6, 741.

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