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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  Program offers safe viewing of the Sun

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    HAWLEY- Ken Sproson will be at the Hawley Public Library on Saturday June 15th with his solar telescope.
    The Sun in a telescope is an awesome sight. In apparent size, it ties with the Moon as the largest bright object in the sky. Although it shows fewer features than the Moon, it's a dynamic, living body, changing unpredictably from day to day. The Sun is also the only body hazardous to the astronomer. Without proper protection, even a glimpse of it through a telescope or binoculars can burn the eye’s retina and leave a permanent blind spot.
    The sun telescope has special filters that allow the viewer to safely look at the sun.
    Weather permitting, Mr. Sproson will be at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by anytime to take a look. Sun related handouts will be available.

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