the sun

Plasma: the fourth state

A snapshot of the sun through a telescope at the Adler Planetarium. Super fun to spend some time at the Adler on a weekday while the Planetarium was relatively empty. The staff had a couple of telescopes set up in the cafe and it was a pleasure to chat with the team and spend some time gazing at the surface of the sun.

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3 comments

    • Neat! I’d like to get a telescope sometime soon. The sky above the lake is pretty dark and there’s always the dark sky parks in Michigan!

      • Looking out over the lake is about as good as it gets these days in the Chicago metro area. 🙁

        I’ve not checked it myself, but Northwestern University has a telescope that’s open to the public on Fridays. Check out the university calendar for more info.

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