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Sun day 2014 April 26, 2014

Posted by aquillam in Astronomy, MichiganAstro, Urban Observing.

April is Global astronomy month. Although we don’t often think of it, the Sun is also an astronomical object. It is, in fact, our closest star.

Celebrate Sun-day with Astronomers Without Borders on April 27. Start with a live virtual tour of the Snow Solar Telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory in California, USA at 3 PM EDT, via google+. This is one of the oldest solar observatories in existence, and is still operational.

If it’s clear where you are, the Stanford solar center has a very nice document of resources on how to observe the sun safely. Please NEVER look directly at the sun, especially not with an unfiltered telescope or binoculars.

If it isn’t clear where you are, here are some internet resources:

And don’t forget about the eclipse Tuesday! More on that tomorrow.



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