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June 5, 2012

Sun Watching With NASA, Yorktown, Virginia


Some folks from the local NASA facility came to the Farmer's Market at Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing to set up their incredible telescopes with all the appropriate filters to allow direct observations of the sun. Through one, you could see solar flares and through another sun spots and much more.  They graciously shared their equipment and explained the science of what was viewed.

12 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Nice people there sharing their telescopes, looks very interesting and I would like to learn and try one of those telescopes!
Léia

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a great time, their telescopes look very nice. Hope you have a great day!

s.c said...

With this equipment you can see venus passing the sun very clearly today I assume. Next passing over a 107 years of so.

Pat Tillett said...

that must have been very interesting! I think I'm going to looking into getting one of those filters for my telescope. It's a simple one compared to these, but it works...
This made me think of one of the first lessons our parents teach us. "Don't stare at the sun!"

Rajesh said...

This sure is a fantastic experience.

Robert Geiss said...

must be a great joy for the sense of sight indeed.

please have a good wednesday ahead.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I would love to look through one of these powerful telescopes, how nice of them to share!

VP said...

This would really be interesting, I can't imagine which kind of filter you need to watch the sun!

Rebecca said...

Where they watching Venus pass in front of the sun? We had a cloudy day. :(

wildaboutwales said...

the guy with the black lens is at the wrong end.

wildaboutwales said...

the guy with the black lens is at the wrong end.

42N said...

What a great idea! My photos of the transit were hampered by the semi-cloudy skies. I did see and photograph the annular eclipse a few weeks ago and placed it on my blog. Keep up the great work.

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