Join us in the Botanical Gardens where you can use the Society's specialist solar observing equipment to safely view Sunspots, Prominences, Filaments and other features of out closest stellar neighbour!
Remember folks - safety first. DO NOT OBSERVE THE SUN DIRECTLY UNLESS YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING! Sheffield Astronomical Society operates specialist equipment which is used to safely observe the Sun. You only have two eyes. Look after them.
Starts 13:00 until 16:00
Tue 24/01 – Professor Elizabeth Winstanley – Black Holes at the Large Hadron Collider.
Tue 21/03 – Professor Shaun Quegan – Observing and predicting climate change.
Tue 25/04 – Professor Howard Wilson – Fusion Energy.
Lectures are held at the Sheffield University Hicks Building starting at 5pm.
Vince Sellars’ article, “How to make a pinhole camera for solargraphy” was published in the latest December 2016 issue and details how to create extremely long exposure trails of the Sun over a period of months!
Andrew Gilhooley’s article “How to make a pipe spectrometer” was published in the November 2015 issue and details how to construct a simple spectrometer using plumbing materials!
Thanks to Vik and to everyone who helped out. I am sure Steve would have been very pleased and proud.
You can find out about the E_ELT here: http://www.eso.org/public/unitedkingdom/teles-instr/e-elt/
A profile of Vik Dhillon can be found here: http://www.vikdhillon.staff.shef.ac.uk
The setup of this camera allows anybody armed with an i-device (eg. iPhone, android phone, tablet PC, etc) to view the live image from the telescope directly on their device. The Raspberry Pi acts as the interface to the camera, a web server and a wireless access point. Observers simply connect to the access point, point their web browser at the web server and view the images.
It is an excellent way of doing outreach and Stephen is going to add more functionality to this as there is a new 8MP Raspberry Pi camera recently released which will only improve what we have already seen.