Solar Day at 9:00 AM on 6/21/2014
||6/21/2014 9:00:00 AM
||401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50309
Join us on the longest day of the year to celebrate the Sun and all things solar! Take an up-close look at the star of our solar system through high-powered solar telescopes, see how a giant lens can focus enough sunlight to melt a penny and harness the sun’s energy to cook a marshmallow treat! Plus, join us for special programming to discover how sunlight interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere to keep our planet warm, or see our special solar edition of Iowa Skies Tonight that will give you a guided tour of the stars in our night sky, with special emphasis on Earth’s closest star… the Sun!
All of these Solar Day activities are FREE with general admission!