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Free Radio Astronomy and Solar Observing

The York County Astronomical Society* (YCAS) will be offering a FREE Public Radio Astronomy and Solar Observing event at their Observatory at John C. Rudy County Park on Saturday, October  28, 2017, 11:00AM-3:00PM.

Society member, Kerry Smith, will be presenting the radio astronomy portion of the event as well as giving attendees a peek into the future of the Society’s radio astronomy endeavors. Radio astronomy is the study of unseen radiated energy in the electromagnetic spectrum below visible light. By using radio astronomy, we are able to study astronomical phenomena that are otherwise invisible.

Attendees will also be able to view the sun through the Society’s solar telescope, as well as view it remotely on a TV screen that will be hooked up to a telescope. Society member, Mike Wenz, will be presenting this portion of the day’s events.

Image below taken with a 152mm refractor, Daystar Quark H-alpha filter and a ZWO ASI174MM camera. Two images were combined to make this final image, one was exposed to image the sunspot region and one was exposed to image the prominence on the limb. Image below was taken by Mike Wenz.

For all Observing activities at John Rudy Park, if the weather is questionable, please check our voice message as 717-759-YCAS (9227) or website for notice of any late cancellation. If it is clear or mostly clear, the activity will occur as scheduled. If it is completely cloudy, raining or snowing, the activity will be changed to an astronomical presentation. 

 (Please note that the Observatory is inside the park, not at the park Administrative Headquarters.) 

For more information on our Planetarium shows, special classes, and other YCAS events, please visit our website.

See: Directions to Observatory

The York County Astronomical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the science of astronomy.



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