South Downs Planetarium
Astronomy & Science Centre

Our Incredible Sun

Sunday 2nd June 3.30pm

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Solar weather


As Summer approaches, we become more aware of our nearest star - the Sun. We feel its heat on a sunny day, and its light is all around us.

Come to the Planetarium as we probe the mysteries of this local star of ours. Journey from the unimaginable heat of the Sun's core to its turbulent surface, and onward to its outer atmosphere - the pearly Corona.

Witness at first hand the dark sunspots which pockmark its surface, the arching prominences, and even greater eruptions which surge from this blazing colossus at the heart of the Solar System.

The greatest solar eruptions interfere with satellites in Earth orbit, disrupt radio communications, knock out electrical power systems, and produce wonderful auroral displays.