Heads up to all volunteers, sun worshipers and outreach/communication specialists! The San Jose Astronomical Association will again, for the fourth year in a row, bring astronomy and science directly to the people.
On Sunday, 25 August 2013, I and a few volunteers will be at the Camden Community Center in San Jose, not far from SJAA basecamp, Houge Park from 11AM to 4PM. We will have the SJAA’s 100mm h-alpha scope set up, as well as a few others, including an SCT with a white light filter, and we’ll use those to provide views of the sun to passers by while chatting them up about the SJAA and all things astronomy.
If you would like to participate, please contact Rob Jaworski at rob.jaworski at sjaa.net. There are no requirements, no prerequisites, no restrictions. Just let us know so we can expecct you!
Author: Michael Packer
Nice day for sunspots, solar flares, and Astronomy Day at the San Jose Martin Luther King Public Library. The volunteers Isaac, Teruo, Keith, Michael and Kevin made this event a success so thanks to all! But a huge thanks to the Library and staffers Deborah and Judith who helped make this stellar educational day happen! Thanks! Stargazers often say if we get one person hooked on astronomy then that makes any observing session worth it. SJAA did more than that with the 70 folks who stopped by. There were lots of “oohs” “aahs” and “wows” today and one person said he is going home and becoming a member of the San Jose Astronomy club now! Check out the Pics:
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
SJAA 2013 Astronomy Day
Club’s H-Alpha Scope and Teruo’s SCT
Today’s Sun below:
AR1726 is the fastest-growing Sunspot and, so far, the most active. It is crackling with C-class flares
At the Booth – Teruo center, Keith Right
Beautiful day to do some Solar Astro chillin’
Kevin and Michael – Michael’s looking through Kevin’s 10″ Sunspot killer. Any spot on the Sun is revealed in detail.
Isaac (left) brought Solar Binoculars and a H-Alph Pronto to share with folks
Clear Skies !