Seeing stars

Last Friday evening the sun was shinging and the birds were singing as I pulled into the NLO carpark for the Friday Astroscouts session. The group arrived, full of excitement and anticipation as usual. They were not disappointed. We went outside to view the sun – a bright disc with a hairy surround – through a member’s telescope. It was a special telescope designed to view the sun carefully and safelly through solar lenses. Everyone, children and adults, were entralled. I was even more thrilled to see a tiny dot or two and helped the group locate them. I had taught them about sun spots last week and this week told them some interesting pieces of information about the sun. It is so nice when the weather plays ball with my sessions! The group drew diagrams of the sun and were able to include the ‘hair’ just as they had seen.

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