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Sunday, April 15
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. Benedict Elementary School
2 Pleasant Street
South Natick, MA 01760

Safely view our nearest star, the Sun! Suitable for ages seven and up, guests are instantly transported into space with a professional grade telescope, outfitted with a hydrogen alpha solar filter. You’ll see…

• a granular “surface” …that makes up the photosphere
• spicules at the limb
• loops of plasma called prominences
• filaments …prominences seen edge on
• sunspots

Even if the clouds block our view, visitors can…

• learn about the telescope and how it works
• interact with a astronomical models
• learn cool stuff about the Sun 🙂
• learn about energy production
• discuss sustainability

Solar Science is a 2018 MIT Cambridge Science Festival event, hosted by St. Benedict Elementary School and put on by Edge on Science Outreach, promoting applied science & engineering.

This program is led by John Aviste, P.Eng., founder of Edge on Science. Over a thousand children and adults alike have peered at the Sun through his telescope, including special events like the transits of Venus, the annular solar eclipse of 1994 and last year’s August 21st total solar eclipse.