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Brant Lake, NY

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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.

Camper using the telescope


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