A daytime celebration of the sun, including discussions and observations of the day star using special telescopes and eclipse glasses. Though it is unsafe to look at the sun without appropriate eye protection, guests may be able to observe sunspots and solar prominences – explosions on the sun’s surface – under the supervision of Perkins staff and volunteers.

Other “Celebration of the Sun” activities may include rocket launches, sundial demonstrations, views of a 1,000-yard model of the solar system, and tours of the observatory.