Solar Week: Home

Classroom and after-school activities about the Sun-Earth connection: October 12-16, 2020

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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

Scroll down for latest updates (next Solar Week Oct 12-16, 2020)! Solar Week, a week of online lessons, games and hands-on activities about the Sun for grades 5-9 (ages 9-14), happens twice a year, in March and October. Daily Lessons, Games and Activities are available all year; "Ask a Question" has archived answers only until we are LIVE during Solar Week. Post your questions to leading solar scientists during Solar Week.


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 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.

Meet the Scientistswho will be answering your questions.

UPDATES - Fall 2020

 If you are a home schooler or are at home during the COVID-19 concerns, check out our MAKE & TAKE ACTIVITIES

Live Webinar Thurs. Oct 15 on Zoom and YouTube

Pat with Jar Jar Binks. She will be speaking on Space Weather and the MMS mission.

We are delighted to announce that our live webinar speaker will be Dr. Patricia Reiff on Thursday, October 15 at 11:30 Pacific (12:30 mountain, 1:30 Central, 2:30 Eastern) for a 30-minute youth-oriented live webinar. This will take place on Zoom and we'll also live-stream to YouTube.

With the dawn of the new solar cycle, solar activity is picking up.  Although the disasters of the show "Cobra" are not likely to occur, it has gotten folks interested in the effects of Space Weather.  Pat will talk about space weather and the MMS mission.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Oct 15, 2020 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Solar Week Fall 2020 Webinar: Dr. Patricia Reiff


Or watch live on YouTube - this link will become active shortly before the webinar and be archived afterward:

Watch on YouTube

Casual Hang-Outs with Solar Week Scientists on Zoom

During the week of October 12-16, 2020, we will again host the popular hangouts on Zoom! On Tuesday and Friday, solar scientists will be hanging out in for an hour in a virtual meeting space, ready to talk with you and answer your questions. 

Users can use a Zoom account provided by their institution, can create a free, consumer Zoom account (at, or can dial in via the phone.

  • Friday, October 16th at 11 am pacific (2 pm eastern):

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