Amateur astronomer, Larry McHenry will give us an introduction to solar features visible on our nearest star, the Sun, and teach us about safe solar observing techniques, using both white-light and H-alpha solar filters. Additionally, he'll discuss where to go and how to observe the upcoming October 14th, 2023 Partial Solar Eclipse and the April 8th, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. Afterwards, weather permitting, Larry will setup a small solar telescope outdoors so that the audience can safely observe the Sun and any solar features visible that day.
South Hills resident Larry McHenry has been active in amateur astronomy for over 40 years, and is a member of the Kiski Astronomers, and the Oil Region Astronomical Society (ORAS) in Western Pennsylvania. One of Larry's favorite astronomical activities is safely observing the Sun.
You can learn more about Larry's astronomical interests online at his webportal: http://www.stellar-journeys.org