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Henham Steam Rally 2018

By dashastro, Sep 16 2018 09:29PM

The solar Team have once again completed a very successful Two and a Half day Solar Outreach Event at the 2018 Great Henham Steam Rally. Friday afternoon was taken up by a few of us Setting up our pitch at Henham, ready for two full days of solar observing with the general public,

Saturday started fine and clouded over towards late afternoon, whereas Sunday started with cloud and developed into a sunny afternoon. Both days were full on showing all age groups, a variety of views of the sun. We had two white light viewing opportunities suitable for sunspots, one a small refractor telescope with a solar filter over the front lens, and the Sun viewer with radio tracking which is ideal for those that have difficulty seeing through an eyepiece, such as the very young. Also available were three Specialized Hydrogen alpha ( Ha ) Telescopes to be able to view details of the sun’s surface and prominences.

A special thank you to the solar team, David and Linda Gwynn, Roy Anderson, Chris Bailey and David Murton, for two very long, but enjoyable, days taking our message to the public and promoting our little society.

Jim S

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