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Short Wave: Getting Closer To The Sun Than Ever Before
Short Wave (NPR)

Science correspondent Nell Greenfieldboyce explains how the Parker Solar Probe may help answer one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the sun.

Short Wave: Aluminum's Strange Journey From Precious Metal To Beer Can
Short Wave (NPR)

Short Wave is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the periodic table with profiles of some of its favorite elements. Here are a few things you may not have known about aluminum.

Short Wave: SpaceX's Satellite Swarm: Could It Hurt Astronomy?
Short Wave (NPR)

The private space company run by Elon Musk launched 60 satellites into orbit this week. Science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel explains why astronomers worry that kind of traffic — if it continues unabated — could permanently alter their ability to observe the night sky.

Short Wave: Finally, An All-Female Spacewalk
Short Wave (NPR)

We hear from Christina Koch, Jessica Meir, and Kathryn Sullivan. Former NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan also tells us why she says this moment is long overdue.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Our Sky
California Academy of Sciences

Got your head in the clouds? Perfect! These astronomy-themed activities are designed to inspire stargazers-in-training ages 4-8.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Exploring Iridescence
California Academy of Sciences

Academy docent Annie lights up the screen as she explains the science behind the sparkle of butterflies like the blue morpho.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Iridescent Ice
California Academy of Sciences

This recipe’s pretty cool: Add food coloring and salt to ice cubes for a colorful demonstration of how iridescence works.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home -Exploring Iridescence
California Academy of Sciences

With a few household ingredients, you can make an iridescent rainbow materialize before your very eyes. Be sure to ask an adult for assistance.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Sun Art
California Academy of Sciences

Don’t have a camera? Oh, yes you do: It’s in the sky above you! Use everyday objects and the power of the Sun to create your own solar masterpieces.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Sun and Shadows
California Academy of Sciences

Academy educator Ethan sheds some light on how the Sun’s path across the sky changes how your shadow appears.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Phases of the Moon Chart
California Academy of Sciences

Make your own moon chart to track its phases in the night sky—and learn about funny moon-related phrases like “waxing gibbous!”

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Sun Tracker
California Academy of Sciences

Transform your body into a sundial and see how your shadows illustrate the movement of the Sun over the course of a day.

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