Gene Zajac and Chuck Bueter
At the 2003 Annual Conference of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA), participants of the make-it-and-take-it workshop constructed a device in which a crowd can view the sun safely. The text describing the procedures and supplies list will appear in the conference Proceedings.
Basically, a variety of inexpensive parts...
... and experimental designs...
...led to the final two products.
Donors generously contributed alternative sun-viewing resources. Learning Technologies, Inc. contributed a Sunspotter. Rainbow Symphony contributed a pair of Solar Shades for every conference delegate. And Ray Shubinski set up a solar telescope. Images courtesy of Gene Zajac.
The sun, seen here as a SOHO photo from that day, put on a spectacular show. Image courtesy of SOHO (ESA & NASA).
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