- 4:00-5:00 pm Discovery Station
- 5:15-6:45 pm Lecture and Q&A
- 6:30-8:30 pm Observatory Open
Thirty years ago, Smithsonian scientists and engineers began developing a new technique for coating mirrors to look at the Sun. The resulting telescopes have driven three decades of new discoveries. This year the Smithsonian, in partnership with the Marshall Space Flight Center, made an enormous new leap forward in our ability to study the Sun. Learn about the telescopes that have made this golden age of solar observation possible and the breathtaking results.