I found a free e-book of The Sun by Charles Augustus Young, the fellow quoted in the above article By Mr Converse. It can be downloaded from Google Books.
https://books.google.ca/books?id=2kIJAA ... at&f=false
Very interesting to see the science, methods and reasoning applied at that time to a study of the Sun. With no access to space of course, they were limited to the assumption that light and heat were emitted from the Sun directly, a reasonable assumption given the messages sent to our brains by or senses. However, assumptions should never be made when the scientific tests are simple and readily available, as they are now if you have access to clear space. Unfortunately only those who do not want the status quo challenged have this access.
...that people just keep it up and not read between the lines
Is that all experiments are in the atmosphere of this planet,
which is composed of gas.
If, as Horace Winfield Webster proposed, all light begins as gamma rays, then how far out of Earths atmosphere would we need to be to ensure that the a view of the Sun was affected to the least possible extent by such atmosphere? It must be at minimum outside of the Van Allen belts, as if gamma radiation interacts with both matter and electric or magnetic fields, then there would be much happening within the Van Allen belts themselves even before the lower atmosphere comes into play. Cislunar space would be preferable for the experiments.
The true nature of the Sun can not be fully understood by hard science alone, their must be an understanding and acceptance of the spiritual component. The ancient wise ones, the ascended Masters throughout recorded history have told us of the Suns true nature, and our inherent connection to the original creative force, but in post-Constantine Christianity at least, this truth has been obfuscated greatly by the removal of the parts of the Bible that were obviously pagan in nature, along with other parts suggestive of off-world or scientifically advanced entities.
I know that none of the Safire team could ever produce what I consider to be empirical scientific evidence of visible light or thermal infrared emissions directly from the Sun, but in looking at some of the teams bios I feel there would be some willing to consider the Sun in a spiritual way, and it is encouraging to see that on youtube there is a growing movement of those who believe science and spirituality working together can help us better understand the nature of our own reality, in particular the still unexplained by science phenomena of consciousness.
As we move into the Age of Aquarius, there will be an increasing awareness of the existence of the universal consciousness, brought about perhaps by the relationship of the planets to the Sun, EM forces directly affecting the way our brains function, and the Bible read, as it should be, as a mystical document would seem to tell us just that. I am very optimistic that in the not too distant future a tipping point will be reached, the awakening of a few minds will spur a wider awakening, and then the realisation of just how the masses have been kept ignorant of their true potential will, must, lead to the overthrow of those who would keep us in the dark. The non-visibility of the Sun or stars from clear space would, or should be, the killing blow, the decapitation perhaps, of the oppressors, and the dawning of a new age of understanding.
In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. -Buckminster Fuller