Tag Archives: solar astronomy

Venus Transit Retro-Blog: Transit Day Minus 1

2012 June 04. The Sky and Telescope Transit of Venus group had converged at Waikoloa Beach. The reception the night before had been a lot more enjoyable than I’d have imagined: good food, good conversation, and dark, lovely skies. This … Continue reading

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Trying Stuff Out

With the Transit of Venus coming up very soon, I’ve been taking every opportunity to practice observing and photographing the Sun. For the last few practice sessions, I’ve been trying out different equipment and techniques. This sort of thing might … Continue reading

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Showing the Sun to the Public

Observing the Sun is one of the few astronomical activities that can hurt you. Yes, I know I’ve mentioned this before. I have to be uncharacteristically stern about this one. If you don’t observe the Sun properly, you could blind … Continue reading

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