What are Sunspots and Why do We Care?

What are Sunspots and Why do We Care?

10 Jul 2017

4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Located at: Camp Verde Community Library

Monday, July 10 starting at 4:30p join Astronomers of the Verde Valley on the Library balcony to view the activity on the sun’s surface. Then take a seat in the Terracotta Room for a presentation from Dr. Jeffrey Hall, Director of Lowell Observatory

The Astronomers of the Verde Valley are well-known in Camp Verde for their star-gazing and dark sky programs, but what about looking at the sun? Did you know that they also have special sun-viewing telescopes that allow people to see activity happening on the sun’s surface? Come and look for yourself on Monday, July 10 at 4:30p. Then, cool off inside the library and give your attention to Dr. Hall as he makes a connection between solar activity and our planet’s climate.

Dr. Jeffrey Hall has served as Director of Lowell Observatory since June 2010. He is part of the team working on Lowell’s Solar Stellar Spectrograph project, a long-term project monitoring solar and stellar activity cycles. The project aims to lend an astronomical perspective to solar influences on terrestrial climate.

This program is part of the Library’s Discover NASA exhibition. Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space, a traveling exhibit for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Discover NASA is supported through a grant from NASA.

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Organization: Camp Verde Community Library

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