Though staring at the sun under normal conditions is not advisable, you can look at that mass of incandescent gas today at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science without worrying about blindness. “I’m looking forward to our visitors having the opportunity to observe the sun through the solar telescopes,” says space gallery programs assistant coordinator Dave Cuomo. As part of its annual Astronomy Day, the museum is bringing out the telescopes with special filters so that visitors can see Earth’s star up close.
The day of space sciences will include tons of other cosmos-related programs, including a Mars update from Dr. Steve Lee, a lesson on gravity from Dr. Dimitri Klebe, and a presentation titled “A Tale of Three Planets” from museum educator Eddie Goldstein.
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Astronomy Day takes place today at the DMNS, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, and comes with the price of museum admission — $13 adults, $8 juniors, $10 seniors. For more information, visit dmns.org.
Sun., Sept. 29, 2013