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.]


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).

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,5614991917#  or +16465588656,,5614991917#
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 877 853 5247  (Toll Free) or +1 877 369 0926 (Toll Free)
Meeting ID: 561 499 1917

International numbers available:

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!

Get closer to the Sun than ever before. Submit your name online and it will be placed on a microchip traveling on the historic Parker Solar Probe mission launching in summer 2018. The mission will travel through the Sun’s brutally hot atmosphere — with your name along for the ride.

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!

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.

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.

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