This afternoon an intrepid group of campers joined Brandon and Jake for some telescope time. We learned how to use the camp telescope, a fairly large 5-inch refractor, with a special solar filter to look directly at the sun. The girls found two big sunspots and some small ones that we were able to sketch, as well as photograph. Campers learned that there can be magnetic storms on the sun, and interesting things to be seen even in a bright blue sunny sky. We hope you find these pictures as interesting as the campers did. If you do get a chance to see them safely, sunspots are really quite fascinating to look at.