The Red Sun
Thursday, 17th June 2021 (19:45 - 22:00)
Venue: Virtual Meeting
"The Red Sun" is an exploration of the Solar Chromosphere and the many features that can be found there for observers and imagers; some not so quite well known.
Director, BAA Solar Section.
Speaker: Lyn Smith
The current Director of the BAA Solar Section; in post since 2006. A selection of Section images will appear here occasionally reflecting solar activity in white light, H-alpha and Calcium K-line. I am not an imager so none are my own work! I prefer the old fashioned "at the telescope" and sketching what I see. I have been interested in astronomy since I was 7 years old. I joined the BAA initially when in my teens but my membership lapsed for a time. Once I took early retirement, a chance encounter with an astronomy magazine sparked it all off again and before I'd reached the back cover, I had a telescope on order and subscription to the BAA on it's way. It didn't take long to rediscover solar astronomy about which I am almost obsessive! I enjoy giving astronomy talks to local groups and schools and participating in all types of public outreach.
Learn more about Lyn Smith