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Solar Observing Workshop at Phoenix Challenger Space Center hosted by Kevin LeGore’s FOCUS Astronomy!

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2022 5:58 pm
by solarchat
SOL: Solar Observing Lab

Join Focus Astronomy, Astronomy Association of Arizona and Challenger Space Center of Arizona on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 for a special day of solar observing and eclipse prep.

Welcome to SOL (Solar Observing Lab), this day-long event provides a unique opportunity to get an up-close look at a wide range of today's modern solar equipment. From eclipse glasses to advanced Hydrogen-alpha filters SOL will provide an experience like no other. This is your chance to explore a variety of solar equipment in one spot, in hopes, you will leave with a better understanding of safe solar observing habits and maybe an idea on how you would like to pursue solar astronomy. This event is just in time for the upcoming 2023 Annular eclipse and 2024 Total eclipse here in North America.
Throughout the day (10:00am to 3:00pm) telescopes will be available for viewing the sun (weather permitting). We will have a collection of experienced astronomers and telescope vendors on site showcasing their equipment as well as answering questions.

To wrap up the day you can also join us for an onsite star party from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Focus Astronomy will be on site with our 28" outreach telescope, Starizona will be providing live Hyperstar demos, Losmandy will be showcasing the EQ mounts among many others sharing their passions for astronomy.

SOL is open to all ages, all ticket sales go to support the Challenger Space Center.

Our current display vendors are as follows, we may have some more additions as the event gets closer.
Lunt Solar Systems
Losmandy Astronomical
Sky-Watcher
Mt. Lemmon Sky Center
Lowell Observatory
Starizona
United States Space Force
S.T.E.L.A.

For more information please visit the SOL webpage.
www.focusastro.org/SOL

Kevin
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Re: Solar Observing Workshop at Phoenix Challenger Space Center hosted by Kevin LeGore’s FOCUS Astronomy!

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2022 4:52 pm
by Bob Yoesle
Weather prostpects in Phoenix look good:

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Maps from WeatherSpark.com

Bob