Observing sunspots with a sunspotterSunspots are small, temporary patches on the Sun’s surface which are cooled due to strong magnetic fields and so appear darker than the regions that surround them. Studying them helps us understand the Sun’s rotation, solar activity cycles, space weather, and even Earth’s climate. Here Professor Vandana Singh, student Tia Jaara, and Department Chair Kristin Chon discover how easy it is to see sunspots with a simple telescope.

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220

Mobile Version

Copyright © 2015 Framingham State University