Jan. 21 2017 — The NASA Wallops Facility Visitor Center is the place to go to learn about the sun, rain or shine, from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21.
Learn about Earth’s sun and participate in solar viewing through high powered telescopes, as well as sun-themed activities and movies, through the second installment of the STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series.
The sun is a star, a hot ball of glowing gases at the heart of our solar system. The connection and interactions between the sun and Earth drive the seasons, ocean currents, weather, climate, radiation belts and aurora.
With the help of experts from the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, safely view the sun through a solar telescope while look for sunspots, solar prominences and flares. Learn about the 2017 total solar eclipse and how you can safely view this rare opportunity.
This event will occur regardless of weather, however, solar telescope viewing is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
The STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series will continue with exploration of Jupiter in May, and ending with the Solar Eclipse in August.
The STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series is funded in part through the 2015 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers (CP4SMPVC+).
The NASA Visitor Center, located on Va. Rt. 175 about six miles from U. S. Route 13 and five miles from Chincoteague, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information about this series or the Visitor Center, visit: