A Better Projection of the Sun
Thanks to Ken Miller, Ken Miller of the GOTO planetarium company, and formerly of Bishop Museum in Hawaii, here is a better way to project the sun and view it indirectly!
- Cover a hand mirror with paper.
- Cut out a dime-sized hole in the paper.
- Stick the mirror into a lump of clay or bucket of sand, or anything that will allow you to hold it steady and adjust the position.
- Bounce an image of the sun from the hole in the mirror to a light-colored wall or poster board located in a shady area about 30-50 feet away.
I literally took a vanity mirror off my bathroom wall and mounted it on a wood table we had lying around the yard. I propped it up on a chair and voila! The sun projected! Thanks for the idea Ken!