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, 


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


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.


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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