One of the activities at “Astronomy at the Beach” is solar observing. If it is clear, visitors can observe the sun through a telescope; at the peak of the solar cycle, it is easy to see sunspots.
All of the telescopes have special filters; Never look at the sun through a telescope or binoculars unless you have proper equipment.
If you scroll down this page, you will see photographs of solar observing at “Astronomy at the Beach.”
This photograph of the sun was taken at Kensington Metropark, July 2000 with a Sony Mavica Digital Camera. It is typical of what can be seen on a clear day near the peak of the solar cycle.
Next, photographs of people observing the sun….
Glen Looking at Sunspots
More Solar Observing
Clayton and Visitors
All photographs on this page taken at Kensington Metropark during “Astronomy at the Beach.”
The following photographs were taken by:
- The Sun, Glen Looking at Sunspots, More Solar Observing #1, More Solar Observing #2—Al Bates
- Clayton and Visitors, More Solar Observing #4—Dave Snyder