Solar Astronomy—LIVE!

The brightest light in our lives, the sun, doesn’t get enough respect. A program designed to give the sun proper attention ran weekend-long, Friday through Sunday, on the outside deck of the Hilton. The weather was perfect for this program, all weekend long.

This year, the sun seems to be more active than in recent years. Participants received special viewing glasses, to see the sun look like a kaleidoscope. Special telescopes were also set up to see the sun with different filters. The telescope filter that showed the sun as white allowed people to see sunspots in action.

This is a free way to see the sun in action, and it doesn’t take a lot of time; you can even squeeze it in between panels. If you missed it this year, check it out next year. You won’t regret it.

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Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together. Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced. Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con. Check out her new website ( or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)