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.] Spring 2018 Solar Week takes place March 19-23rd.

floating question marksDuring Solar Week, 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.


The Project Scientist for Parker Solar Probes, Dr. Nicky Fox, visited Solar Week in a live webinar to talk about this mission to the Sun!

Webinar is now archived on our YouTube channel:

We 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 really 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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