Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April SUNdays at the Parklands

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Last Spring, we visited The Parklands of Floyds Fork to learn more about the 2017 Solar Eclipse.  The Louisville Astronomical Society was set up at the park to educate families on how to properly view the sun.  April SUNdays in The Parklands is back again this year and there are a few Sundays left to participate in this free program.

April SUNdays in the Parklands is a fun program put on by the Louisville Astronomical Society. On Sundays in April, members of the Louisville Astronomical Society will be at different sections of The Parklands from 1-3pm.  Visitors can talk with a member of LAS, view the sun with one of their telescopes and learn about upcoming programs.

When we visited Beckley Creek Park in 2017, we learned how to make a shoe box solar viewer. We used the LAS telescope to view the sun that day and were told quick facts about it. Another neat viewing tool shown to us was a large piece of cork board with a piece of number 14 welder’s glass taped to it. The kids got a kick out of viewing the sun using all of the different instruments.

The Louisville Astronomical Society members are very passionate and love to educate everyone about the solar system.  We love seeing them set up at different areas of town and how patient and giving they are with their time and resources.  Definitely try to check out one of the remaining Sunday events and enjoy The Parklands as well.

April 22- Brown Forman Silo Center in Turkey Run Park
April 29- Cliffside Playground, Broad Run Park

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