Studying the Sun in Colorado

Apr 20, 2020


At a mile above sea level and boasting more than 245 days of plentiful sunshine a year, it’s no coincidence that Colorado became the mecca for solar astronomers and Sun enthusiasts alike. But, how did it start? And who made it happen? And why does it persist when the premier solar observing facilities left Colorado decades ago for the volcanic peaks of Hawai’ian Islands? Join Dr. Thomas Bogdan as he answers these questions and shares the colorful history of Colorado’s long fascination with our nearest star, the Sun!