ARIZONA STAR TALES - NOTE: Until further notice, all events have been cancelled and no requests are being accepted at this time due to the pandemic
This morning we celebrated expanding our portable solar viewing display by setting it up at a trailhead in South Mountain Park for a free event to hikers as we all enjoyed what the park and the sky have to offer us. Here to the right you see our astronomical video camera attached to our Hydrogen Alpha solar telescope feeding a TV monitor inside the canopy! This allows us to point out the detail features on the surface of the Sun on the monitor screen. A great way to generate lots of "OH WOW's" and spur discussions!!! To the left you can also see our SunSpotter where a real-time projection of Sun Spots can be traced out on the paper. It was another great day sharing the wonders of the universe with our new hiking friends!!!