Solar Observing at Fargo Park District Share-A-Story Event

Shawn Johnston • 10 June 2019
0 comments
0 likes

Club members Jay Bjerke, Shawn Johnston, and James Ingberg ran solar telescopes this Saturday at the Fargo Park District’s 16th annual Share-A-Story event held at Rheault Farm in south Fargo.

The event drew hundreds of youth, mostly under 8 years of age would be my guess. We had a great location near the main south gate which. The weather forecast wasn’t great but were able to provide viewing until about 1:30 in the afternoon when the clouds came in. The overall event ran from 9 am - 2 pm and included demonstrations and exhibits from many different community groups.

Here are a few pictures:

Jay surveys the field
Jay surveys the field

 

Sun funnel
Sun funnels provide a safe and easy way to observe the sun.

 

Many people wanted to see the sun
Many people wanted to view the sun!