Monthly Archives: July 2012

2012-07-29 Castleton – National Parks Week Event

We travelled to Castleton in the Peak District to take part in a Sungazing-style event as part of the National Parks Week celebrations.  Many visitors to the town stopped to view the Sun through our telescopes and they all learned a little bit more about our closest star.

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2012-07-14 Sungazing

This image of the Sun was taken by SAS member Chris Walker in one of the few fleeting gaps in the clouds on an otherwise grey and sometimes drizzly Sungazing Live event.  The image is made more impressive by the fact that it was taken using a mobile phone held up to the telescope eyepiece.

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2012-07-07 Walkley Festival

Despite some heavy showers (look at the sky in the background!), the Sun was seen by many enthusiastic visitors who were treated to some excellent talks in the bowling pavilion at the end of the afternoon.

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