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Free Events: Our Magnetic Sun and Solar Viewing

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Description

Birds use the sun's polarized light as one of their tools to enable them to navigate during migration. Come learn more about out magnetic sun. We'll begin with a talk and PowerPoint presentation about our sun, sunspots, solar prominence, flares, and coronal mass ejections. Then we'll explore light using simple diffraction gratings. Finally, skies permitting, we'll go outside and do some solar viewing using a safe, dedicated solar telescope.

Presenter

David Samuels

David Samuels is a retired middle school teacher who now enjoys spending part of his summers volunteering in our National Parks as an Astro VIP - Astronomy Volunteer in the Parks. He has presented solar viewing, star parties, and astronomy outreach programs in parks located in California, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Maine.

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