When stargazing comes to mind, most people think of viewing stars through a telescope. While that is true, many people overlook or don't know that it is possible to observe the closest star to us, the Sun! However, special telescopes are reserved for this purpose. Solar Telescopes are built with special optics and safety protection to observe the Sun. With these special made optical tube designs, amateur astronomers can now see activity on the sun! Most of these solar telescopes will show sunspots (if they're there of course) and with more high-end equipment, possibly solar flares as well!