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Through fun hands-on experiences, unique objects, and stunning imagery, this exhibition allowed visitors to discover the incredible story of our closest star—the Sun.

Set at the centre of our solar system, the Sun’s brilliant light shapes our sense of time, our health and our environment. People have tried to harness its power and uncover its secrets since the dawn of civilisation.

From 3,000-year-old artefacts to upcoming space missions and even a nuclear fusion reactor, this exhibition took visitors on a visual, action-packed journey that explored the fascinating story of humankind’s relationship with our closest star.

Watch four films which describe our relationship with the Sun

Header image: © NASA’s Goddard Space Flight CenterSDOS. Wiessinger

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With additional support from

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs