Tellus Museum’s Hottest Topic: The Sun

Solar Max is what scientists are calling the peak of an 11-year sunspot cycle that will hit Earth in 2013.  The solar flare-up will bring more coronal mass ejections, geomagnetic storms and auroras than we have experienced in quite some time.

Tellus Astronomer David Dundee will tell you everything you’ll ever want to know about these fascinating happenings on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, during this month’s Lunch and Learn presentation.

No outside food is allowed, but you’re invited to purchase lunch from the Tellus Café and enjoy it during the message.  Presentations are recommended for ages 8 and up (unless otherwise indicated) and begin at 12:15.

A select few individuals will be allowed to witness the world of digital astronomy in an amazing way at Tellus!

Their partnership with the Smithsonian Institution allows Tellus to train a few dozen individuals to operate the MicroObservatory robotic telescopes at Smithsonian observatories in Arizona and Massachusetts.

Is that cool or what?  Sure beats video games.

A mere 60 people will learn how to download and process images captured by the robotic telescopes at your command.

Your homework will be to process and share your best images with Tellus.  The best shots will be used in a future exhibit!

This exciting opportunity promotes increased interest, awareness, and knowledge of astronomy content, understanding of technology and proficiency in real scientific research skills.

This limited event will take place on Friday, March 1, 2013, from 8 PM until 11 PM.

Pre-registration is mandatory.

Please Note: Those chosen to take part in this experimental class must promise never to push the buttons marked “Photon Torpedos” or “Plasma Flammagation Modules.”  Thank you.

Contact Information

Location: I-75 at Exit 293 in Cartersville, Georgia

Address: 100 Tellus Museum Drive, Cartersville, Georgia  30120

Phone: 770-606-5700

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