Buffalo will be celebrating International Sun Day along with the rest of the world next Sunday, June 22, 2014. On that day, members of the Buffalo Astronomical Association (BAA) will be on-hand to give solar seekers a chance to see our local star up close and personal, in a way that they never could have imagined.
Buffalo is lucky to have a solar superstar in its midst – Alan Friedman – a guy who is well-known for capturing celestial bodies and sharing the images with the world. According to Alan, Chairman of the BAA, “it is a chance for Buffalonians to celebrate the summer solstice and experience the sun live through specialized telescopes as part of the celebration of International SunDay.”
Along with being able to view fascinating images of an object that would normally burn your retinas (filtered solar telescopes are provided), members of the BAA will answer questions about such phenomena as sunspots (arching prominences of hydrogen plasma), and other working dynamics of the sun.
International Sun-Day | Museum of Science | Sunday, June 22, 2104 | 11am – 3pm
*Included at no charge with Museum admission – free for Museum members. Suitable for ages 8 to 98.
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