[Astronomy Club of Akron Logo] Aug 22 - Solar Party


 

Saturday August 22, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Status update: Event announced by our Observatory Director on 8/22/2015 at 5:47am:

We have a perfect day for solar observing - clear skies and an active Sun
in both white-light and hydrogen-alpha light!

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Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory
 

Solar Viewing
+ Cookout!

Safely view the surface of the Sun!

View sunspots, prominences, filaments and solar flares on our star, the Sun,
with detail shown when the view is limited to the light of Hydrogen-alpha (H-α)
at 656.28 nm (6562.8 Ångstroms) provided by specially equipped solar
telescopes with H-a filters, and also in white-light with front-mounted filters
or a Herschel Wedge for high definition white-light viewing with refractors.

We'll also have Radio Telescopes with
Yagi & Dish Antennas observing the Sun at 11MHz

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Our grill-master will be cooking up the best hotdogs
and hamburgers available in the park!
(Please note that the food is available for a small fee)
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The best free coffee in Akron will be brewing all observing session.


Click for MAP & DIRECTIONS to ACA Observatory

 

IMPORTANT NOTICENEVER, and we mean NEVER EVER aim a telescope at the Sun
unless it is PROPERLY FILTERED and inspected by a knowledgeable adult!
Failure to follow this advice will lead to permanent eye damage or even blindness.
Your vision is far too important to lose by making a serious error in judgement!

 

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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

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Solar System objects rise/transit/set times from the ACA Observatory on the date of this event...

New feature: The "T" on each object's line in the chart above indicates the time of transit in addition to the rise and set times for the object.

 
Jet Stream (updates automatically to latest available image)
    The Jet Stream affects astronomical "seeing" (steadiness of the air)
    If we're in a gray area, seeing will not be as good as in a white area.
    If we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.

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