‘Solar Saturday’ at CGDC

Bob Yoesle from Friends of the Goldendale Observatory will present a free solar viewing to the public Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, weather permitting (sorry, we can’t control clouds).

Using special safely-filtered telescopes, you can get an unbelievable view of the sun. (Never look directly at the sun — especially using a telescope — without approved filtration.) Our star is a cauldron of incredibly hot gases, sunspots as big as Earth, and loops of gas called filaments and prominences. Yoesle will gladly explain what you are looking at and the fascinating physics which underlies these incredible features on our dynamic sun.

This event is free to the public and will be held outside the museum. Museum admission still applies for visitors who wish to see the exhibits. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is located off I-84 exit 82, at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. For more information call 541-296-8600 ext. 201 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.

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