By dashastro, May 28 2017 08:13PM
we have just had our first of the summer season solar observing sessions at Dunwich Beach. This had the added advantage of engaging our activities with the general public. I think I can safely say it was extremely successful in that every member of the public that looked at the Sun through our equipment had never done so before! This is the whole point of it.
The early rain very quickly passed and we were blessed with superb sunny weather. We are now probably entering a solar minimum but there is still plenty to see. Through the hydrogen alpha scopes we were still able to see prominences, filaments ,plages and faculae. Through Bill Barton's scope using his white light filter we had amazing detail of small Sun spots. We finished about 3pm largely because we were exhausted? Great day.....great company.
Grateful thanks to Lynn, Jim, Bill, Michelle and family, Vic and family and Irene who managed to keep us fed during the course of the afternoon!