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The Sun

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February 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Sun

The sun is our closest star to study. Through this presentation, you will learn about the three parts of the sun’s atmosphere and the features that can be seen with properly filtered telescopes. You will also learn how heat and light are produced inside the sun, its dynamic features that come and go, and what we can see when the sun is in the active phase of its 11 year cycle.

About the Instructor: Dr. Albert Lamperti – During his tenure as a teacher/researcher at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Albert Lamperti taught histology and neuroanatomy to first year medical, dental, and podiatry students. During that time he took up astronomy as a hobby and has been learning ever since. When he taught astronomy for non-science majors at Chestnut Hill College, he would tell the students his background and tell them that anatomy and astronomy are both visual sciences and that he is a visual learner. Dr. Lamperti has been active since 1985 in the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers and in the Astronomical League, a national umbrella organization over astronomy clubs in the US. He is one member of a four person National Observing Coordinator Team for the A.L. and coordinates two of the 70 observing prams the A.L. offers.


February 18, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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