Smithsonian's Stars Lecture Series

The Dynamic Sun

November 17, 2012 | 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Tickets Required
  • 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.