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Solar Superstorms + Solar Observing

October 7, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Join us for a live star show where you will  learn about the science of solar eclipses and how to safely view the upcoming partial solar eclipse on Saturday October 14. We will screen the planetarium film ‘Solar Superstorms’ and observe the Sun with a solar telescope following the show (if weather permits). Each ticket purchase comes with one pair of eclipse glasses.

Solar Superstorms: A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. Solar Superstorms is a major new production that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections. The show features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the sun. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Ticket Pricing
Adults: $5.00
Children: $3.00 (under the age of 12 who require a seat)
Okra Card: $3.00 (Students, faculty and staff with valid DSU ID)
Tickets sold at the door. Cash or check only. Make check payable to Delta State University.
No admittance will be available after the show’s scheduled start time.


October 7, 2023
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Wiley Planetarium
Delta State University
Cleveland, MS 38733 United States
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