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Let's Explore our Favorite Star - the Sun!

Did you know that the sun is the center of our solar system? It's orbited by eight planets, at least five dwarf planets, tens of thousands of asteroids and trillions of comets and icy bodies. Made up of hydrogen and helium, the sun is key to life on Earth. Let's discover fascinating science together during a Solar Celebration!

It may be 93 million miles away from Earth, but the sun has a profound effect on life on our planet. It drives seasons, ocean currents, weather, climate and so much more!

Join Imagination Station as we take a closer look at our favorite star. Learn more about its role in our solar system and how it helps us generate clean energy with expert interviews and amazing science demonstrations!

Hear from the experts!

Our Chief Scientist dives into the details with Dr. Laura Megeath of the Appold Planetarium at Lourdes University and Dr. Randall Ellingson, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Toledo. Find out more about what powers the sun and how it generates energy that we use here on Earth

Ready to explore at home? Get your space fix at Science2Go!

Check out a variety of activities and experiments you can anytime, anywhere!