2018 schedule

Sun 14:00-14:30
Venue: 
Mercure Conservatory

Solar Astronomy - highlights of cycle 24.

Dr John Wilkinson

Member of Astro Society of Victoria.

Observation of the Sun has gained increased interest in recent years because of the availability of specialised telescopes for amateurs to use. Activity on the sun follows an 11 year cycle and we are currently in cycle 24 and heading towards a solar minimum. This talk will examine the various features of the Sun worth viewing, methods used, as well as the highlights of solar cycle 24 and what is to be expected for cycle 25. The presenter will use NASA solar images and those taken by himself from his own observatory.