Our May public program will take place on Thursday, May 5 at 7 pm at the Huntsville-Madison County Main Library's Auditorium. Ms. Mitzi Adams (NASA MSFC) will be talking to us about "The Sun: A Star at the Center of our Solar System."

Talk Summary

There is a star at the center of our solar system! But what is a star? How do stars work? What are the characteristics of our Sun and how does it differ from stars such as Betelgeuse and Rigel, a red star and a blue star found in the constellation of Orion? Will the Sun end its life with a bang or a whimper?

Also during this presentation, we will discuss the May 9 transit of Mercury and the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. The event is free and open to the public. A social will follow the program. For upcoming talks, please check out our Upcoming Events page.