More of Solar Cycle 24

Aaron Titus looks at sunspots with Dennis
Aaron Titus looks at sunspots with Dennis

The sky was partly cloudy and partly clear this morning, so I took my 6-inch Celestron over to High Point University again.  I hoped the clouds would not spread and Aaron‘s students would get to see some sunspots.

Barbara and I set up near the shade of a tree so we could slide into the cool space more easily.  Aaron and his students came out and a grand time was had by all.  Aaron was most gracious in his introduction of me, and the students were very curious.  We saw several small spots.

  1. Are the sunspots really cooler?
  2. How do sunspots form?
  3. Why are the spots today lined up?
  4. How does my telescope work?
  5. What’s the best kind of telescope for a beginner?
  6. How much did my telescope cost?

One security guard, several maintenance men and a biology teacher with his son joined us for a time.  The clouds interfered for a brief time, but mostly we had a clear view of the spots.


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