Explore Solar Superstorms at the Appold Planetarium

Posted Feb 14th, 2018 by Helene Sheets  Category: Education, Events, Toledo.com


A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, and rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers at the Appold Planetarium’s Solar Superstorms show, and enjoy the dazzling magic of the aurora borealis, or Northern lights.

Explore the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system – coronal mass ejections. Narrated by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Solar Superstorms features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the Sun.

Admission for Solar Superstorms is $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The family-friendly shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.

· Saturday, March 10

· Saturday, March 17

· Saturday, March 24

· Saturday, April 7

Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 419-517-8897 or email planetarium@lourdes.edu.

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