Highland Road Park Observatory
One Saturday per month from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
No admission fee. For all ages.
The hobby of astronomy immediately brings to mind thoughts of darkened backyards and dimly-lit nighttime activities at HRPO. But patrons also have the option of visiting during daylight hours to see our parent star.
Weather permitting, once monthly HRPO personnel offers three views of the Sun☉…
The Saturdays in 2017 for solar viewing are…
Occasionally—-especially during or near solar maximum—HRPO will schedule a special solar viewing session due to current visible solar activity. These sessions are announced as soon as personnel can confirm a good weather forecast from NOAA.
The solar viewers for sale look like cardboard sunglasses, but they block over 99% of the entirety of the Sun☉’s light and therefore keep eyes safe. The solar viewers are not toys. Please follow all instructions listed on the viewer.
Want to have a keepsake of your visit? Download the Solar Sketching Form below and use your personal artistry to remember your view of the Sun…
Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Friday, July 7, 2017, 11:24 AM.