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Solar Astronomy Outreach Deck

Solar Astronomy Outreach Deck




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This deck is primarily designed with solar astronomy in mind. In the past, while participating in sidewalk astronomy events, I noticed that some of the participants enjoyed receiving an "information card" (or "collector card") showing the features that they had observed through the telescopes. Thus, I designed this deck for astronomers to "give away" to interested members of the public during solar viewing events, in the hopes that it will help encourage a continuing, active interest in amateur astronomy, or science more generally.

The cards in this deck are part of a larger "Space Collector Card" Set that is currently under construction. There are many other decks planned including one for night sidewalk astronomy, one for teachers, and a number of decks which will be more traditional "collector/trading" decks.

The QR code on these cards leads to a webpage giving some additional facts and statistics about the Sun. In future versions of the deck, each individual type of card may get an information page of its own.

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54
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This title was added to our catalog on March 23, 2015.