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International Sun Day, 22nd June 2014
Sunday, 22nd June 2014 @ 13:00 - 17:00 UTC+0Free
For International SUN-day, June 22nd 2014, The Liverpool Astronomical Society is hosting a FREE solar observing day at their Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill, Cronton.
The event runs from 1pm to 5pm, and will give people the opportunity to SAFELY view the sun through specially adapted telescopes, allowing you to see details you would never normally be able to view. There are also illustrated talks taking place, along with free tea, coffee and biscuits.
Please remember, if you do NOT have specialist equipment you must NEVER view the sun through a magnifying device such as binoculars or telescopes – without the correct filters you will almost certainly become permanently blind! (Think of using a magnifying glass focussing the sun to burn something and multiply by many times!)
Our telescopes have specialised filters which remove the harmful heat and light, enabling you to see, without becoming blind, the detail such as prominences (huge eruptions of plasma, often many many times the size of the Earth) which are usually invisible to us due to the rest of the sun’s extreme brightness.