Grammar Stream pupils visit Observatory

Charlie Barclay, Director of the Blackett Observatory

The Blackett Observatory played host to 13 Year Seven Swindon Academy pupils on Thursday afternoon, as part of the Grammar Stream programme.

Visitors were introduced to the Observatory by Charlie Barclay, Director of the Blackett Observatory, before observing the Sun.

The clear sky allowed the Sun to be seen first with Solar goggles then in the Solarscope and the in the ETX with a white-light filter and then in the 10″ with a white-light filter. Not only could the mature spot 2662 be seen with umbra and penumbra but also a new active group 2663 was evident near the centre of the disc.

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