Our Star: The Sun

The Sun or Sol, is the star at the centre of our solar system and is the largest object - about 109 times the diameter of Earth. It contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System. Through this collection you can explore and observe the behaviour and characteristics of the Sun.
Making a Sundial
Build a sundial and discover how time can be measured.
Sun’s Shadow
Learn about Sun's shadow through observation.
Build a Safe Sun Viewer
Build a safe Sun viewer using cheap household items and learn why it is dangerous to look directly at the Sun, even briefly.
Meet Our Neighbours: Sun
Explore the tactile version of our star; the Sun with household materials.
Measure the Solar Diameter
Hands-on activity to measure the Sun by using household materials.
Counting Sunspots
Counting the Sunspots using real solar images and data.