Observing the Sun video in English and Spanish with Dr. Isabel Hawkins
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The Exploratorium has a new video up, called "Observing the Sun", which gives a quick overview of how humans have observed the sun over time. We are really happy to be able to offer this video in both English and Spanish, and you can find them here on our website:
and here on our YouTube channel:
For astronomers and eclipse watchers in general, a total solar eclipse
provides an excellent opportunity to study the sun in detail.
As millions of people travel to witness the total solar eclipse as it
traverses the United States on August 21, 2017, we are reminded that humans have always observed the sun. Exploratorium astronomer and educator, Dr.Isabel Hawkins, takes us through a brief history of viewing the sun - from ancient Chinese astronomers using jade disks to look at the sun to the latest NASA satellite mission to study the sun, the Parker Solar Probe.