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Solar Week

Celebrating Our Sun-Earth Connection: October 23-27, 2017

Solar Week is October 23-27, 2017! 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 effect the Earth.
Thursday - Eclipse! concentrates on how scientists use real and fake eclipses of the Sun to study Earth's atmosphere.
Friday - Solar Careers offers interviews with female scientists and opportunities for students to to get involved.

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 bulletin board.

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

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