Solar Viewing

Metro Zoo Solar Viewing

The Southern Cross Astronomical Society (SCAS) has been offering safe solar viewing to the public at Miami Metro Zoo for the last 20 years, though it has offered solar viewing for over 50 years. It began at the Zoo in 1986 when Southern Cross astronomers spread their wings and established a higher visibility that reflected the growing talent and expertise of many of its members. 

Duke Dayton (physics/astronomy faculty member of Miami-Dade College) and Mike Moony (who worked at the US Naval Observatory- Richmond Station) ran a solar observing program from the roof observatory on the Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium for many years.