For much of history, humans have studied
the sky and the Sun. Ancient people built
structures like Stonehenge to observe the
Sun’s passage through the seasons.
advent of the telescope in the 1600s allowed astronomers such
as Galileo Galilei
and Christopher Scheiner to
observe and sketch Sunspots. Solar flares were discovered in
1859 when Richard Carrington
telescope on the Sun and saw
a bright flash on the projected image.