A daytime view of
Venus was a highlight of a recent CAD in Denver (at
Colorado professional and amateur
astronomers will be celebrating
National Astronomy Day
again this year with
Solar Sun Day solar observing, presentations,
and information at the Denver Museum of Nature
and Science on and star gazing and displays at the University of
Denver's Chamberlin Observatory.
SOLAR SUN DAY at Denver Museum of Nature and
Starting at 10am, Saturday, September
Denver Astronomical Society (DAS) solar
astronomers will provide members of the public with safe
views of the Sun in white, hydrogen alpha (deep-red) and
calcium K (deep purple) spectral colors of the Sun.
Hopefully the Sun and Earth's weather will cooperate and
allow visitors to view sunspot groups, huge prominences
-– many times the size of Earth -- and other changing
features visible on the nearest star, which is now in an
DAS members will also provide
information and answer questions about astronomy,
telescopes and local club activities and will present “How-To”
talks on amateur astronomy.
Fees: Normal entry
fees for the DMNS will be required for indoor
Evening Star Gazing at
University of Denver's Historic Chamberlin
in Observatory Park,
beginning at 7:00 pm
DAS volunteers will provide displays and informative
lectures inside the observatory.
DAS members will set up their telescopes for public
observing of the night sky on the south lawn of the
DAS members also will operate DU's 1894 20-inch
Clark-Saegmuller Telescope for public observing of
the Moon, bright nebulae and star clusters.
Fees for Chamberlin Observatory: $2 per
person or $5 per family; $1 per person if weather is
inclement; outdoor activities are free of charge.
view a photo album of past Colorado Astronomy Day
Day was established by
in 1997 and it has been observed as a major public
outreach and education event during the months of September
or October ever since. These
activities are coordinated with the Astronomical League's
Fall National Astronomy Day.