DIY Sun Science, funded by NASA, allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun at home, at school, or anywhere you go! Developed by UC Berkeley’s The Lawrence Hall of Science.

Includes over a dozen, easy to use, hands-on activities to learn about the Sun. Each activity includes step-by-step instructions that have been tested by educators, kids, and families. The activity materials are widely available and inexpensive—you probably have many of them in your home.

Want to see the Sun right now in different wavelengths? View live images of the Sun from NASA’s SDO satellite in the Sun Observatory.

View collections of images and videos of the Sun from various observatories on Earth and in space! Learn about the various features of the Sun, how scientists are studying the Sun, and view videos of the Sun from the past 48 hours.

Praise & Reviews:
--Featured by Apple in "Best New Apps" and "Education"
--Common Sense Media: “DIY Sun Science is a great way to spark interest in astronomy and inspire learning. The activities are fun and engaging, and they tie in nicely with important astronomy concepts.”
--Gizmodo: “A must for budding astronomy enthusiasts.”

What’s New

Version 1.3

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

-minor bug fixes
-new app icon

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

carlyque ,

See the Sun live!

Heard about this app on NPR's Science Friday. So cool that you can use the app to see live images of the Sun! Once the rain stops, I'm going to do some of these activities with my niece and nephew.

Miss pancake flipperdoodle ,

Great App

Love this App! It is fun to look at the many images of the sun using different wave lengths.

Tyrone Slopwith ,

I love the sun

Great app for learning about the sun. Love those live feeds from the nasa satellite.

App Privacy

The developer, The Lawrence Hall of Science, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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