The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here:

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Astronomer in profile. Photo.

Anna Arnadottir

Research engineer

Astronomer in profile. Photo.

Solen är en levande stjärna

The Sun : Our living star


  • Anna Arnadottir
  • Johan Appelgren
  • Linnea Sternefält
  • Kim Svensson


  • Rigmor Grönwall

Summary, in English

The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived.

It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.

The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilisations.

Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.

Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format.

Our team has worked with some of the most talented planetarium producers to bring you this visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.


  • Lund Observatory - Has been reorganised
  • Vattenhallen Science Center
  • National Resource Centre for Physics Education

Publishing year




Document type



  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


  • Planetarium
  • Planetariumvisning
  • Svensk version
  • Översättning
  • Planetarium
  • Planetarium show
  • Swedish version
  • translation