Action Sun - We brought the Sun to Earth - Young Stargazers

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Action Sun now hanging in the school hall - The sun on May 4th 13:00 UT
Image Bernard Kelleghan

Image Paedar O'Briain

Dublin City of Science 2012 event

On May 4th 2012 children from St Cronans Stargazers Astronomy Club in Bray took the sun from the sky and brought it down to Earth. We used a 10ft X 8ft plastic sheet, crepe paper, acrylic paint washable glue and plenty of energy. It was a very cloudy day but a brief look at the sun in the early AM gave me a good view of the large sunspot in Active Region 1471. I took the rest of the data from the space telescope Nasa Solar Dynamics Observatory. ‘The sun now’ on its website shows the status of the sun in many light views in real time.

By building the sun the children were literally exploring the physical features of the sun with their hands in mini scale.

Continue reading here , there is a slide show on the work in action.

Action Sun copyright - Deirdre Kelleghan
10X8 foot Science/ Art piece
Dublin City of Science 2012 event
Last edit: 10 years 6 months ago by DeirdreKelleghan.
10 years 6 months ago #93842

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