If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the sun’s 10-billion year life cycle, don’t miss “Solar Fireworks,” an easy-to-understand new science exhibit about the sun and solar system, on view May 15, 2004, through May 29, 2005, at the Newark Museum.
The exhibit is a collaborative effort between astronomers at the museum and Haimin Wang and Carsten Denker, professors of physics, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Wang and Denker designed and wrote the easy-to-understand display that includes installations, computer animations and even a touch-and-tell plasma globe. Wang obtained the show’s funding -- a $30,000 grant from NASA’s Office of Space Science Education/Public Outreach Program. The exhibit is open Wednesdays through Sundays, noon-5 p.m., in the Prudential Foundation Gallery of the Victoria Hall of Science at the museum.