Today we took advantage of clear skies to use the camp telescope. Campers used our solar filter to look at sunspots on the surface of the sun. This was a great experience for most of the girls who have never had the opportunity to safely look at the sun, especially at over 100-times magnification. Campers from all age groups participated. Some girls were very curious about what sunspots are and why they are actually a bunch of little spots close together rather than just one. In the process, we learned a little about magnetism and how the sun “burns.”
We look forward to looking up at the starry sky on a future clear evening soon.