Cloudy Day At Earth Day Still Saw The Sun
From 11 to 3:30 we had about four 10-20 minute viewing sessions where we offered the public good views of a very active Sun. With Isaac and Hiedi's H-alpha/Standard solar setups, Bill's scope and SJAA's we got a lot of people their first look ever at a massive sun spot plus several smaller ones and above average prominences (prototypical looper) around the solar disk. We had lines of people during these sunshine times. I probably got ~40 people views in 10 minutes ~ 15 seconds per person. During the time of clouds we talked to numerous interested folks or with interested kids the perfect age 9+/- and handed out all of our brochures. We also handed out a decent number of pamphlets on preserving our starry night sky from the International Dark-Sky Association.
Observe The Sun Safely - Never look at the Sun without a proper filter!
Solar Programs are held 1st Sunday of every Month 2:00-4:00 PM at Houge Park weather permitting
Isaac showing our nearest star to folks with his duel scope set-up
Michael Showing H-Alpha Sun with the camera crew taking notice
How the sun looked: Standard Filter and H-Alpha
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Cloudy bouts allowed for great astro conversations
Young and old got great views when the sun was out
Great shot of SJJA's dedicated volunteer Bill O'Neil
Volunteers Michael Heidi Bill and Isaac - Thanks All!