Category Archives: Sun Observing Parties

Solar Star Party May 15, bldg 200

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What: Solar Observing
Where: Building 200 Cafeteria Patio
When: Tuesday, May 15, noon to 1:00 pm

Come view the Sun, our very own star, with the APL Astronomy Club. Count sunspots, see faculae and plages and maybe granulation and spicules, and compare the view through different kinds of equipment.

Open to anyone on campus who is interested.

If it’s too cloudy the event will be canceled. Check for a Weather Status Update at this web site on May 15th about 10 am.

MOVED Solar Star Party, Bldg 1 Main Cafeteria patio

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What: Solar Observing
Where: Building 1 Main Cafeteria Patio
When: Tuesday, April 17, noon to 1:00 pm

Come view the Sun, our very own star, with the APL Astronomy Club. Count sunspots, see faculae and plages and maybe granulation and spicules, and compare the view through different kinds of equipment. Venus may also be visible in regular telescopes.

Open to anyone on campus who is interested.

If it’s too cloudy the event will be canceled.  (Note:  the previous 4 Sun Parties were canceled due to clouds.   Any one care to predict the weather at noon on April 16??)

CANCELED Solar Star Party, Mar. 20, Bldg 1 main cafeteria patio

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What: Solar Observing
Where: Building 1 Main Cafeteria Patio
When: Tuesday, March 20, noon to 1:00 pm

Come view the Sun, our very own star, with the APL Astronomy Club. Count sunspots, see faculae and plages and maybe granulation and spicules, and compare the view through different kinds of equipment. Venus and Jupiter will also be visible in regular telescopes.

Open to anyone on campus who is interested.

If it’s too cloudy the event will be canceled, but we’ll try again on April 17, at either the Bldg 17 cafeteria patio, or MP6 cafeteria patio.

10:30 am EDT:  Canceled. The sky is currently socked in, and forecasts agree that will not change.  So, in the hopes of guaranteeing a few hours of noon-time sunshine today, we have canceled this event.

Solar Star Party Feb. 14 Bldg 200

sunspots_2000_09_24What: Solar Observing
Where: Building 200 Cafeteria Patio
When: Tuesday, February 14, noon to 1:00 pm

Come view the Sun, our very own star, with the APL Astronomy Club. Count sunspots, see faculae and plages and maybe granulation and spicules, and compare the view through different kinds of equipment. Venus and Jupiter will also be visible in regular telescopes.

Open to anyone on campus who is interested.

If it’s too cloudy the event will be canceled, but we’ll try again on Mar. 20, at the building 1 main cafeteria patio.

Solar Star Party January 17

sunspots_2000_09_24What: Solar Observing
Where: Building 17 Cafeteria Patio
When: Tuesday, January 17, noon to 1:00 pm

Come view the Sun, our very own star, with the APL Astronomy Club. Count sunspots, see faculae and plages and maybe granulation and spicules, and compare the view through different kinds of equipment. Open to anyone on campus who is interested.

If it’s too cloudy the event will be canceled, but we’ll try again on Feb. 14, outside the building 200 cafeteria.

* * * UPDATE * * *

Tuesday, Jan 17, 9 am:  The weather forecast says Rain.  Today’s event is * * * CANCELED * * *.