solar outreach at work
Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:10 PM
I took my 20 * 80 binoculars to work with solar filters attached to work. Through the Windows I showed a bunch of co workers the suns activity. The view was impressive to say the least. Everyone was thrilled! I wasn't able to see auroras but of lot of people tried do I guess it was a win on that respect.
At the very least I got a few people interested enough to come to my clubs public star parties!
Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:29 PM
I discouraged our astronomy club members from setting up filtered binoculars for the Venus Transit last year for the same reason - somebody coming to our event might see people in the field looking through the filtered binos and say to their kid, "Oh, Johnny, run back to the car and get our binoculars" and before you know it...
Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:18 PM
I used these and my 6" dob for the transit. Lots is people really enjoyed the views! My friend was near me with an ha scope...fantastic!
Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:23 AM