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The Sun: Living With Our Star – exhibition guide

Set at the centre of our solar system, the Sun’s brilliant light shapes our sense of time, our health and our environment.

Image courtesy of NASA

The exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star tells the story of humankind’s ever-changing relationship with our closest star and how it shapes many of the most fundamental aspects of our daily lives.

Download the guide below to support your visit. The guide includes a map of the exhibition, key objects not to be missed and discussion questions to try out with your group during the visit.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand that science has changed the way we think about, use, and experience the Sun
  • Recognise that the Sun is one of the most powerful influences on our lives
  • Be inspired to think about the everyday experiences they have with the Sun

Downloadable resources

The Sun – Living With Our Star exhibition guide (PDF Document)

Related resources

An activity to help students explore the galleries and work together to choose an object for each challenge.