Solar Week

Celebrating The Sun-Earth Connection 
Five images in a row; three of the sun, one of the aurora, and one of a scientist standing next to a spacecraft.

We celebrated Solar Week in March 2020! Celebrate with a week of daily facts, activities, and games about the sun's relationship to the Earth. Get to know your sun with resources from UC Berkeley and pose questions to leading solar scientists. Share solar facts at your morning announcements!

Monday - The Sun as a Star features activities that explain different properties of the Sun.

Tuesday - Solar Close-ups introduces solar telescopes that observe electromagnetic radiation, including ultraviolet and X-ray radiation.

Wednesday - The Active Sun explores how solar flares and coronal mass ejections on the Sun affect the Earth.

Thursday - The Sky Above: Earth's Upper Atmosphere! concentrates on how scientists use real and fake eclipses of the Sun to study Earth's atmosphere.

Friday - Solar Careers, Internships, and Opportunities offers interviews with scientists and opportunities for students to get involved, with an emphasis on women in science.

Visit the Ask a Question section during Solar Week where your group or class can submit a couple of your best questions to the scientists and they will answer on the message board. See previous answers there now, and meet the scientists who will be answering your questions this year!

The Solar Week video shorts are under 5 minutes and feature scientists who study the Sun-Earth connection.


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This project was funded under NASA cooperative agreement NNX16AL65A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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