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Solar Science for Families
April 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Safely view our nearest star, the sun! Suitable for ages seven and up, guests are instantly transported into space with a professional-grade telescope, outfitted with a hydrogen alpha solar filter. You’ll see:
- a granular “surface”
- spicules at the limb
- loops of plasma called prominences
- and so much more!
Even if the clouds block our view, visitors can learn about the telescope and how it works; interact with astronomical models; and learn cool stuff about the sun!
Solar Science for Families is a 2019 MIT Cambridge Science Festival event, hosted by the Bacon Free Library and presented by Edge on Science Outreach, promoting applied science & engineering. This program is led by John Aviste, P.Eng., founder of Edge on Science. Over a thousand children, and adults alike, have peered at the Sun through his telescope, including special events like the transits of Venus, a transit of Mercury, the annular solar eclipse of 1994 and the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
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