January 19, 2012
NASA SDO – Amateur Astronomers
Every day and every night thousands of Amateur Astronomers are pointing their telescopes into the skies, surveying the stars, planets and our Sun. The term “Amateur” does not do justice to the great work these women and men are doing. Not only do they help with education and inspiration, but they also find comets.
Yesterday, Amateur Astronomer David Dickinson pointed his solar telescope at the Sun and recorded a beautiful solar prominence.
Credit: David Dickinson and NASA SDO