SJAA at Cambrian Festival 2012

Observe The Sun SafelyNever 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

A beautiful sunny day at the Celebrate Cambrian Festival brought out lots families to learn about their local community. And the SJAA was proud to be a part of it!

Lots of kids got to see the sun starting with an eyepiece projections system, 

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then moving to an amateur scope (with solar filter) to see sunspots in detail,

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and then ending with views of H-Alpha flairs, prominences, in the club’s hydrogen alpha telescope.  Lots of “oohs” “aahhs” and “cool” at every station.

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And lots of thanks to our volunteers: Tom Sharkey, Teruo Utsumi, Malika Carter, Rob Jaworski, Michael Packer, Bill and Susan O’Neil and Tracy Avent-Costanz. You guys made it happen!

All in all, hundreds of folks easy got to see and learn about astronomy – if not in their own back yard – very close! We hope see see a few of them at Houge Park at upcoming public star party events!

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