Solar Science

The Solar Science Kits were created by STARNet:

“The STAR Library Network (STAR Net) is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communities across the country. STAR Net focuses on helping library professionals build their STEM skills by providing “science-technology activities and resources” (STAR) and training to use those resources.”

STARNet has kindly provided the Colorado State Library with copies of their Solar Science Kits, which include two types of kit. The Multi-generational Programming Kits include a Coronado Personal Solar Telescope and mount, sunoculars, and accompanying literature.

The Younger Audience Kits include activities, sunoculars, accompanying literature and a Sunspotter: also known as “The Safer Solar Telescope.” According to Starlab, “This wooden, folded-path Keplerian telescope provides a much safer and convenient way to view the brilliant light of the sun than other more common methods. By using a series of mirrors, the device projects a bright 3.25-inch solar image onto a 5-inch white viewing screen through a powerful 62mm diameter objective lens.”