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Travel back to the beginning of our solar system and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.  From the nuclear furnace deep within the Sun’s core, the Sun’s energy drives processes and events on the Sun’s surface and corona that affect everything in the Solar System, including Earth.  We live with an occasionally temperamental Sun and we are beginning to recognize its warning signs.  Through satellite and ground based observations, we can begin to predict and prepare for solar storms. 20 minutes.

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experience: Planetarium Shows
grade: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
NGSS: Earth and Space Science, ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe, ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars, ESS3: Earth and Human Activity, Physical Science, PS1: Matter and Its Interactions, PS1.C: Nuclear Processes, PS3: Energy, PS3.A: Definitions of Energy, PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer, 5-ESS1-1, MS-ESS3-2, 4-PS3-2