This talk will help answer some burning questions about our nearest and dearest star.

The Sun is part of our everyday lives. So much so that it’s easy to forget that it’s actually a star! You’ll be constantly reminded of this fact throughout this fascinating talk, which is suitable for all ages and abilities and can be adapted to suit each and every audience.

How did the Sun come to life? How long has it been bathing the Solar System with light and heat? How long will it last? These are just some of the questions that’ll be addressed. We’ll be discussing solar physics (how the Sun works), the Sun’s affect on the Solar System, how it compares with other stars, and much more.

We’ll also be looking at the dynamic differences within the outer layers of the Sun and how we can detect space weather. NASA and ESA are both in the process of developing solar probes that will ‘touch’ the Sun’s atmosphere, the talk wouldn’t be complete without giving these two daring missions a mention too.

Location
The talk works best in a large hall, but could just as easily take place in a library or large classroom. We can supply a small screen and projector, but it works best if the images can be projected on a big screen, so a school projection system is ideal.

Prices
Up to one hour £50
Up to two hours £90 

Travel & overnight stay
Mileage is free within 20 miles of Hastings and is charged at 45p per mile if you need us to travel further. And if the journey takes more than two hours, we’ll charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £35. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.

Booking
For booking info, see the main
 Talks page.