The next in the Irish Astronomical Association series of 'Solar days' will be held at Carnfunnock Country Park, Drains Bay, on the A2 N of Larne, on Saturday 28 July, from 2.0. pm. to 5 p.m. There will be the usual selection of special telescopes for solar viewing, including H-alpha views, which are always spectacular. Has the Sun passed Solar Minimum yet? There was a good big spot recently, but it was part of the old cycle. Will there be any spots of the new cycle visible?
Other attractions will be available too, including our intrepid Ulsternaut, Derek Heatly, in case of bad weather. If you have any sort of telescope capable of showing the Sun safely, bring it along. IAA members bringing telescopes or otherwise assisting at the event get in free.
All are welcome.