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Come and draw with us as we explore our closest star, the Sun.

The Science Museum has astonishing images created by scientists investigating the Sun. Curator Katy Barrett has picked out some of her favourites to inspire you with solar flares, Sun spots, eruptions and eclipses.

Make your own Sun art, guided by artist Geraldine Cox, along with Imperial College London Sun scientist Dr Ravi Desai. Join their conversation about the Sun, how it was born and why it is so important to Earth – from solar power to poetic inspiration. Bring your questions and your biggest, brightest ideas.

This workshop is aimed at children aged 7-11 and their families.

To take part you will need:

  • Paper to draw on
  • Pencils, pens, crayons or felt tips to draw with.

You might also like to have these materials with you, but they are not essential:

  • Card
  • A glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Transparent materials that let light though, for example: coloured tissue paper, tracing paper, cellophane, or greaseproof paper.

Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free annual celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration. Join us as Exhibition Road is transformed with events and activities from over 20 research and culture organisations around South Kensington including Imperial College London, Royal Commission of 1851, Discover South Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, V&A, Science Museum, Royal College of Music, Natural History Museum and many more.

This event is part of the Festival’s new online events programme, celebrating science and the arts from your home.

Supported by Huawei, Lead Technology Sponsor

See all our upcoming events on the Festival website

Image: Engraving. Astronomical Diagram. Transparent Solar system, displaying the planets with their orbits © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London