Stockton Astronomical Society

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7:30 PM Thursday May 11th
University of the Pacific
Olson Hall room 120

Stockton Astronomical Society

Eric Holland

Workshop: Viewing the Sun

At our April meeting we discussed the Great American Eclipse that will be coming up in August
and I spoke a little about its path and viewing the Sun safely with a Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescope.
I was asked to follow up more about the different ways to view the Sun safely, so that is what this meeting will be about.
Most of us don't have expensive solar telescopes, so I will present several ways to view the Sun safely
and how to make these viewing aids which will include both magnified and non-magnified methods.
I will also talk about making a mask for your Dobsonian optical tubes.
This might also be a good time to bring in your scopes if you want to outfit it with some solar filter material
or get help with determining how to make it ready for viewing the Sun for the eclipse.

…Eric Holland

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