We visited the Big Bear Solar Observatory as part of our Caltech ZTF Summer Undergraduate institute. During the trip we were joined by Jay Pasachoff, from Williams College. Jay is one of the world’s foremost solar astronomers, and a veteran of over 50 total solar eclipses all over the earth (perhaps close to setting a world record!). Jay led us through the tour and also gave us a wonderful lecture on the BBSO and solar astronomy, including detailed information on Venus and Mercury transits, and a compendium of recent eclipse observations. It was a wonderful experience!