A special solar observing event will take place on Friday the 19th of September at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. This will provide visitors with an opportunity to see the Sun in many guises from H-Alpha, Calcium-K and normal ‘White’ Light wavelengths through various telescopes.
Visiting from the United States will be Stephen Ramsden, Director of the Charlie Bates Project. Stephen is extremely knowledgeable and will be providing a talk at the event. The talk will explain the many features of the Sun, explain how to observe and capture it and also explain a little of what the outreach project is all about. Limited tickets for the talk will be available on the day.
In addition to Stephen, there will be Flamsteed members on hand to explain the Suns many incredible features. Also in attendance will be the Flamsteed committee member Rupert Smith and well known solar imaging guru Gary Palmer, both fresh from the recent successful record attempt for the world’s largest solar image. This was carried out at another former home of the ROG, the Herstmonceux Science Centre on September 8th. They will be on hand to answer any questions you may have on solar imaging.
In the event of wet weather spoiling our plans for observing, we are hoping to have a backup location within the museum where we can continue with the event in exactly the same way, but without physical viewing.
The event is being run by the Flamsteed Astronomy Society in collaboration with the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, the world’s largest solar outreach charity. It will run from 1pm until 4.45pm.