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  • International SUN-day June 22nd

    Posted on May 31st, 2014 Lynn Powers No comments

    Join SMAS on June 22nd at the Bozeman Public Library on Main Street from 3-5 for the first International SUN-day event!  Come celebrate the Sun with activities, education, speakers and safe solar observing.

    TALK:  The Dynamic Sun
    Speaker: Dr. Mark Weber, Astrophysicist (Harvard-Smithsonian Center forAstrophysics)

    As children, we learn to think of the Sun as a yellow ball. As students, we’re taught that the face of the Sun is occasionally blemished by sunspots. As adults, we hear about solar storms that can affect us here on Earth. But the Sun is even more varied and dynamic and mysterious and beautiful than you probably imagine. Let’s look at this incredible star with observations from some of the most advanced telescopes. We’ll explore the Sun as a dynamic system, touching upon what scientists have learned and what they are only beginning to understand.

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