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The Dynamic Sun

Mark Weber, Astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

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Smithsonian's Stars Lecture Series
Saturday, November 17, 2012
5:15 pm to 6:45 pm
Albert Einstein Planetarium
Museum in Washington, DC

  • 4:00-5:00 pm Discovery Station
  • 5:15-6:45 pm Lecture and Q&A
  • 6:30-8:30 pm Observatory Open

As children, we learn to think of the Sun as a yellow ball. As students, we're taught that the face of the Sun is occasionally blemished by sunspots. As adults, we hear about solar storms that can affect us here on Earth. But the Sun is even more dynamic, mysterious, and beautiful than you probably imagine. Explore this incredible star with observations from some of the most advanced telescopes. Learn what scientists have discovered and what they are only beginning to understand.

The Smithsonian's Stars Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from NASA.

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