Solar Week: Home

Celebrating Our Sun-Earth Connection: March 19-23, 2018
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Monday - The Sun As a Star
Tuesday - Solar Close-Ups
Wednesday- The Active Sun
Thursday - The Sky Above: Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Friday - Solar Careers, Internships and Opportunities

Registration buttonSolar Week, a week of online lessons, games and hands-on activities about the Sun for grades 5-9 or ages 9-14, happens twice a year, approximately mid-to-late March and mid-to-late October. [Daily Facts, Games and Activities are available all year; "Ask a Question" has archived answers only -- until LIVE during Solar Week. Please post a question to our leading solar scientists during that week.]

floating question marksDuring Solar Week, which happens twice a year, your group or class can post a question for our solar scientists to answer!

The way to post a question is to go to the MESSAGE BOARD and then click on the area in which you are interested, for example, "Facts About the Sun" or "Being or Becoming a Scientist" and then you will see a button that says "Write a New Post." You will be Anonymous unless you choose to give your name or affiliation.

You may want to Meet the Scientists who will be answering your questions.


Project Scientist for Parker Solar Probes, Dr. Nicky Fox, will be joining Solar Week for a webinar during Solar Week to talk about this mission to the Sun!

*****Webinar Information****

Topic: Parker Solar Probe: The Coolest Hottest Mission Under The Sun

Description: Meet Dr. Nicky Fox in this youth-oriented 30-minute webinar. She is the Project Scientist for NASA's Parker Solar Probe, a mission launching this year to study the Sun from closer than any probe has before. Dr. Fox will describe the mission and its scientific goals and then will take your questions about the Sun and the Parker Solar Probe.
Time: Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 --  1 pm Eastern Time, 12 Noon Central, 11:00 am Mountain and 10:00 am Pacific Time (US and Canada).

Webinar will be archived on our YouTube channel:

Send Your Name to the Sun

Want to be part of the first mission to touch the Sun? Send your name to our star aboard Parker Solar Probe! Submissions accepted now through April 27, 2018. Learn more and add your name to the mission here:

The next Solar Week will be March 19-23rd, 2018, with the usual lessons about the Sun-Earth connection, and conversations with leading solar scientists. We also have some brand new videos, featuring past and present Solar Week scientists and others who study the Sun!

Fill out our survey, we'd love your feedback on Solar Week! It helps us to make improvements. Pick Teacher/Group Leader questionnaire  or Student/Participants questionnaire.

Are you an out-of-school-time group leader, teacher or home schooler? Find activities by science standards, age range, materials etc. at NASA Wavelength.

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