18 September 2017

Meet Danny and His Aquarium Blog Danny "Daniel and the Lights Den" Larsen

Meet Apogee's newest addition to the marketing team Danny Larsen. Danny started at Apogee this spring helping with international business and technical support. He is also an aquarium hobbyist and is excited to set up an aquarium at Apogee Instruments headquarters. Danny is looking forward to learning more about using our sensors to setup and maintain an aquarium and will be using the aquarium to test Apogee's quantum sensors. You can follow Danny's blog Danny "Daniel and the Lights Den" Larsen for updates on the aquarium and his ocean adventures.

Danny Larsen Bio
I graduated from one of the best schools in the world, Utah State University. I graduated with a degree in International Business from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. I always loved business, and had the opportunity there to travel around Asia. I found out about Apogee, and I had to join them as their International Business and Technical Support Specialist. Apogee sells sensors that help the environment and sensors for measuring the light that keeps plants and corals alive.

Tanks being used to test Apogee quantum sensors.

Apogee's first saltwater tank.

I come from a second generation of diving. My mom being the first to start diving. There I learned a love for the ocean. Living in Utah, there aren’t a lot of options for diving, so I’ve done a lot of traveling. I’ve been able to dive with manta rays, icebergs, Great White Sharks, and see a geothermal chimney teaming with life. 

Wife mad at me for a fish giving me a smooch.

I can’t wait to get my kids diving. As the saying goes, a family that dives together, thrives together.

Son wanting to play with daddy after a dive.

Coolest diving in the world, plus iceberg ice is the only way to cool down your Mountain Dew.

After time, the call of the ocean becomes strong. That’s why I started my first aquarium in 2010. I used a sea anemone that told me where the good light and current was at and would put my other corals. Apogee takes the guess work out of where the best lighting for the corals is at. It made my life a lot better, and was able to maintain beautiful aquariums.

Found the Titanic, or the Saganaga, in Newfoundland, Canada.

Diving with a Great White Shark.

When I’m not diving, working for the best company in the world, or tinkering with the aquariums, I love to bike, rock climb, and hike. I’m also a fan of fantasy novels, and have a husky and chameleon at home, and think the only way of roasting marshmallows is over lava. 

It really is the best way to roast a marshmallow, how would a steak taste?

30 August 2017

Quantifying the Great American Solar Eclipse 2017




During the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017, Dr. Bruce Bugbee, president of Apogee Instruments and a professor at Utah State University, deployed a suite of sensors in the path of totality in Rexburg, Idaho to measure various environmental parameters during the eclipse. In this video, Bruce discusses his findings. The Apogee sensors he used included spectroradiometers, a net radiometer, pyranometers, full-spectrum quantum sensors, infrared radiometers, and a precision thermistor inside an aspirated radiation shield.

Download the slides from the video here >.

20 August 2017

Apogee Spectroradiometer shows eclipse glasses have about 100 times greater filtration than typical sunglasses


Apogee Quantifies the Solar Eclipse

Apogee will be on site quantifying the Great American Solar Eclipse from the center of the path of totality on August 21, 2017. As one of the biggest solar radiation events of the century, Dr. Bruce Bugbee and NYU Professor, Dr. Tyler Volk, will be manning a full suite of Apogee radiation sensors including spectroradiometers, a net radiometer, pyranometers, quantum sensors, infrared radiometers, and a precision thermistor inside an aspirated radiation shield while in Rexburg, Idaho. Stay tuned for a full report and video of their results.


Dr Bruce Bugbee, Schuyler Smith, and Damon Nitzel preparing the Apogee sensors for monitoring the eclipse. Dr Bugbee will be taking the station to Rexburg, Idaho to make measurements from within the total coverage zone.


Dr Bruce Bugbee, Schuyler Smith, and Damon Nitzel preparing the Apogee sensors for monitoring the eclipse. Dr Bugbee will be taking the station to Rexburg, Idaho to make measurements from within the total coverage zone.


Damon Nitzel preparing Apogee sensors for monitoring the eclipse. Dr. Bugbee will be taking the station to Rexburg, Idaho to make measurements from within the total coverage zone.