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Welcome to Thursday

October 30, 2014

Remember, during Solar Week you can ask the scientists a question and they will answer on the bulletin board. Click on "Ask a Question" in the left-hand menu.

[Students - if you've come here on your own, please [links will be updated soon for Fall 2014]. Alternatively, if you're interested in safe solar observing, use the links in the gray navigation bar near the top of the page to visit: Let's Observe the Sun Safely, Viewing with Protection, Telescopes with Solar Filters, Pinhole Projectors, Related Projection Methods]

Teacher Information

Today we look at Ancient Observatories.

Early civilizations, as far back as the Neolitihic age, built monuments and temples that were aligned with the rising and setting Sun on the equinoxes and solstices. Today, modern ground-based observatories and spacecraft observe the Sun in great detail across the full electromagnetc spectrum.

8/27/14 - This page is being updated. Check back soon!