Observing the Sun

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Join us on Friday, June 10, starting at 7:30 PM EDT for our last meeting before we break for summer, as we welcome Dr. Paul Delaney as our special guest. Dr. Delaney will give us a fascinating presentation about Solar Observing.

Dr. Paul Delaney Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics and Astronomy, York University, Toronto

Amateur astronomers tend to be “night owls” forgetting about THE brightest star in the sky: our Sun.  Observing the Sun is relatively easy being available every day of the year, can often be seen through modest cloud cover and does not interrupt those romantic dinners in the evening with your partner.  A few precautions must be adhered to when observing the Sun, but tracking sunspots, observing solar prominences, chasing solar eclipses and venturing out at night to observe aurorae are all worthwhile and fulfilling aspects of observing our Sun.  This talk will give a backgrounder about our nearest star and some of the values associated with observing it.

Of course, we will also have an installment of The Sky This Month, with Matthew Mannering to guide us through the summer night sky.

And as always we will have “door prizes” to virtually hand out for club members!

This will be an online Zoom meeting and all members are invited to join in and enjoy the presentations. New this month you can view it on our Facebook channel here or watch it at a later date on our YouTube channel here.

We hope to “see” you there!

Photo credit: universetoday.com