Astro Café
July 20, 2016
Solar Observing

20160720_astro_cafe_solar_obs Astro Café – Solar Observing
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Windsor Park Community League Hall
11840 87 Ave

FREE Members only event.

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Presented by RASC member Jay Lavender.

Technology continues to advance the capabilities of the amateur astronomer, and as a result so has it progressed the concomitant of solar observing. We will discuss some of the methods from simple to complex for safely observing the Sun as well as the amazing variety of passband filters currently available to the amateur solar astronomer. We will then wade into a little greater detail about the Sun itself and some of the solar phenomenon and features of interest to the solar observer. If we have clear skies following our discussion, please join me for some solar observing in the Hydrogen-alpha and Ca II K. Hope to see you there!