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Exploring the sun: You could put an eye out

  • Our first live shot of the sun, showing a sun spot on the lower left edge.

Most people go to an observatory to see stars at night. Being contrarians, we went to see the sun. During the day.

It seemed kind of silly. I mean, you can look up and see the sun right?

So as we drove up to the McDonald Observatory, near Fort Davis, Texas, we didn’t have high expectations. It was a beautiful ascent, with stunning views over the West Texas mountains, and we figured the drive made the trip worth it.

Then we sat down in the auditorium, and Judy Meyer blew our minds.