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The Sun, Our Living Star


The Sun has shone on our world for 4.5 billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet's powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun's violent surface.

Recommended for grades 6 - 12

Standards: 4-PS3-2, 4-ESS3-1, 5-ESS1-1, MS-PS1-3, MS-PS2-4, MS-ESS1-2, MS-LS1-6, HSPS1- 8, HS-PS1-2, HS-ESS1-3, HS-ESS1-1
Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center


Grade 9-12 program listing