The Sun — Living With Our Star (Oct 2018)

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Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London
Tel:
0870 870 4868

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
6th October 2018 to 6th May 2019
During school term: 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun) – During half-term holidays: 10 AM to 7 PM (Mon-Sun) – During Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays: 10 AM to 6.30 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 45 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Adults £15; Children (under-16) free. See sciencemuseum.org.uk

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The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of our closest star through a series of impressive imagery, hands-on objects and child-friendly exhibits.

The Sun is at the centre of our solar system and its warm light affects our entire lives, from our environment and health to our sense of time.

Humans have been trying to harness its power and uncover its many secrets since the dawn of civilisation, and this exhibition will include objects from the entire stretch — from 3,000-year-old artefacts to future space missions and nuclear fusion reactors.

Along the way you'll be able to bask in the sunlight on an indoor beach, see what you look like wearing historic sunglasses in a digital mirror, and see the Sun rising around the world on a huge illuminated display.

 

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