Planetarium professionals, teachers, and other educators have always had a thorny problem with observing: Most students are available only during daylight hours. It’s difficult to get students together for an evening under the stars. One option is to view the Sun. Although viewing our star can be dangerous, a number of safe methods exist. These include handheld or telescope-mounted filters and pinhole projection. The ideal product for sun-viewing would combine safety and low cost, and now you can buy such an instrument. It’s called Solarscope. Solarscope was invented by astronomer Jean Gay from the Cote d’Azur Observatory in Nice, France, as an easy way for groups to view the Sun.
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