EAS Summer Sunwatch

Well, we tried. Oh, we really tried. A great turn-out at Kendal Museum by EAS members – well, EAS *Committee* members anyway – was grudgingly rewarded by the sky with tantalising hints of sunshine, and fleeting views of the Sun, but we were cheated out of any serious observing by the thick cloud that kept rolling over us. But we did manage to show the Sun to a handful of people, through a variety of telescopes – both directly, through solar telescopes, and indirectly, by projection – and there was a smattering of sunspots on the solar disc to look at. Thanks to the Museum for allowing us to set up camp in their yard, and to everyone who came along. It’s always worth doing events like this because even if just one person turns up and has a look, that one person will never forget it. Hopefully we’ll have more luck with the Sunwatch in September during “Stargazing Kendal”.

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