Our Star: The Sun
Use these free online resources before or after your visit to further explore themes presented in the Journey to the Stars space show.
Talk about a long-term power source. For billions and billions of years, the Sun has been giving off energy that equals 4 x 1026 watts. What keeps the Sun burning so bright?
Crack reporter Stella Stardust holds another cosmic celebration, this time with the Sun. Meet the medium-sized star with a big following.
If the Earth turns all the way around every 24 hours, then why are some days longer than others? And why do we have winter and summer? See the answers for yourself—in a matter of seconds.
Light always travels in straight lines—that is, unless it bends or bounces off an object's surface. Take an enlightening look at light with these three easy experiments.
Telescopes capture the Sun's ultraviolet light as beautiful images that are full of information about solar processes. This spectacular interactive photo gallery portrays the turbulent Sun in action.
What’s the universe made of? Scientists tackle this puzzle by studying the composition of the different objects contained in the universe. In this activity the object is the Sun, and the tools are the periodic table and a graph.
After having students conduct a simple solar energy experiment, challenge them to build a better water heater with this classroom competition.