Solar Loops: Tackling a 40-Year-Old Mystery

January 11, 2014 | 5:15pm
Museum in Washington, DC

4:00 p.m. Discovery Station (in front of Welcome Center)
5:15 p.m. Lecture in the Albert Einstein Planetarium
6:30 p.m. Telescope observing at Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting

The loops that cover the Sun’s outer atmosphere have been studied for over 40 years, but their basic properties remain unknown. Learn about the attempts to unravel these mysteries.

Smithsonian's Stars lectures are suitable for ages 13 and up.

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