Telescopes to look at the Sun and the evening sky (weather permitting)

Location: South Cloisters and Front Quad

See also: http:www.ulo.ucl.ac.uk
and: http://www.phys.ucl.ac.uk/part-time/PTAstro/

There will be several portable telescopes out in the front yard of the college looking at the sun with special filters that will show any regions of high activity, like sun spots, large prominences and possible solar flares. Other telescopes will be used to find the planet Venus in daytime and the Moon and Jupiter in the evening, weather permitting.

group with h alpha telescope

  Using a special telescope to look at energetic storms in the solar atmosphere

Telescopes to look at the Sun and Venus (1)

The Sun seen in the light of hydrogen gas through one of our special solar telescopes


The giant planet Jupiter and its moons

Image of the Moon

South pole of the Moon