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
We set up our Solar Viewing Display for another fun event at South Mountain Environmental Education Center! The Phoenix Zoo Youth Volunteer Team made a special bus trip to see us and we certainly enjoyed their energy and enthusiasm. We attached a video camera to our Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescope to display the Sun on a TV Monitor so we could point out the features on the surface of the Sun. An actual screen shot of a typical view is shown below. Besides our display of fun facts, we are starting to concentrate on demonstrating methods of safely viewing the Sun for the upcoming Solar Eclipse on 21 August, 2017. NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN! EVEN DURING A SOLAR ECLIPSE! Come to one of our solar events to learn methods on how you can safely view the eclipse on your own.