Solar Science for Families

Sunday, April 14
12 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Bacon Free Library
58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760

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” …that makes up the photosphere
• spicules at the limb
• loops of plasma called prominences
• filaments …prominences seen edge on
and maybe sunspots

Even if the weather does not cooperate, visitors can…
• learn about the telescope and how it works
• interact with astronomical models
• learn cool stuff about the Sun 😉
• learn about energy production
• discuss sustainability

Solar Science is a 2019 MIT Cambridge Science Festival event, hosted by the Bacon Free Library and put on 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.

PS Please be advised that while the library will be open to us, unfortunately, it is not handicap accessible.