Solar astronomy is becoming very popular among amateur astronomers, as well as academics. Amateurs can use special telescopes to observe the Sun every day. Many surface features show changes in appearance every hour while others change gradually over many years. The current solar cycle is numbered 24. This presentation will look at event highlights from the current cycle. The presenter will use satellite images of the Sun as well as his own images to illustrate these highlights. Techniques used by amateurs to observe the Sun will also be outlined.