MAJESTY OF THE NIGHT SKY
He’s done this over 60 times. And after spending 30 years working for State Parks, training hundreds of rangers in doing interpretation, including astronomy programs, Vic has this to say: “I think I will keep doing this program until I get it right.”
While he used to teach this program in Sacramento at the Learning Exchange, over the past several years Vic has been doing it as part of normal operations at Stellarvue. Every year he teaches a small class at Stellarvue and then on to the observing site in the High Sierra.
This past Saturday a small group met at the Stellarvue showroom for the classroom presentation. Stellarvue owner Bruce Agee brought his solar observing station and the program began with stunning views of the solar activity happening right now. The group got to see prominences through Bruce’s Lunt solar scope and a white light view of sunspots through the Stellarvue SV80ED2 and full aperture solar filter. Most notably was the large linear wave feature that was probably as long as the distance from the earth to the moon! The feature extended from the 3 o’clock to the 7 o’clock position, as seen in the picture to the right.