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Solarscopes Card Models

The Solarscope is a card Solar Projector for an observation of Sun spots, Eclipses (Moon) and transits (Mercury, Venus).

Solarscope is manufactured in two sizes - Standard (1-2 observers) and Educational for larger observing groups (2-7 observers). It is a safe, easy to use and inexpensive way to observe the Sun.

Observation screen size is 340 x 340 mm for Education Model and 240 x 240 mm for Standard Model. Sun's image size on the projection screen: diameter about 115 mm / 80mm (Education/Standard)

The Solarscope is: easy to adjust, robust, has a large field of view, eye safe and not expensive.

Solarscope is Easy to use: very simple to align, easy observation, robust.

What can be observed: Sun spots, Transits (Mercury, Venus), Eclipses (Moon)


What can be measured: 

  • earth rotation speed 
  • day duration 
  • true local noon 
  • earth poles axis inclination 
  • sun rotation speed 
  • latitude of the observation spot 
  • earth orbit ellipticity 
  • astronomical Unit (AU)

These two school workshops are download free to give you an overview of the exercices:

  • Solar day measurement (Primary School) download
  • Astronomical Unit (Advanced) download

The following school workshops are delivered with your Educational and Wooden Solarscope:

  • Solar noon (Grammar School)
  • Sun rotation speed (Primary School) 
  • Sun rotation speed (Grammar and High School) 
  • Latitude of a place and pole axis inclination (Grammar and High School) 
  • Earth orbit ellipticity (Grammar and High School) 
  • Time's equation (Grammar and High School)

MountingEasy assembling in less than five minutes. The Solarscope comes with a detailed user 's guide. The pictures below show you the main assembling stages: