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SUN : 10am - 5pm

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Touch the Sun


From the heart of the Solar System, straight to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, and delivered to you: A near-real-time interactive full color extreme ultraviolet animation of our dynamic and stunning star, Sol. THE SUN DOESN'T GET MORE PERSONAL OR AWESOME THAN THIS! Zoom in on active hot spots, vast and graceful prominences, and maybe even catch a solar flare or coronal mass ejection in the act. PLAY WITH PLASMA, the stuff of the Sun; SCULPT YOUR OWN SUNSPOTS using powerful magnets. Even SEND A DIGITAL POSTCARD of your own drawings of features you have found on the Sun's surface and atmosphere.

The Touch the Sun exhibition is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NNX12AE29G issued through the Education & Public Outreach for Earth & Space Science (EPOESS) Program.


FREE Mobile App

Now you can touch the Sun wherever you are!
With real-time images:

  • Draw sunspots and trace magnetic fields
  • Track the Sun's weekly rotation
  • Share your discoveries with friends and family

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