Space Weather: Solar Flares, Magnetic Storms, and You

University of California, Los Angeles

Interactive Stand

Play with magnetic models representing the Sun and Earth, aurora plasma demonstrations, and the ELFIN CubeSat, UCLA's student built satellite!

Space weather is the greatest threat to humanity's future in space, and it can even disrupt GPS, communications, and our electrical grid on the ground.

Explore the invisible magnetic interactions between the Sun and planets, play with plasma (the most abundant form of matter), and learn about our dedicated fleet of NASA space weather satellites large and small, including the student-built ELFIN CubeSat!

Age Range

Elementary School (ages 4 - 11), Middle School (ages 12 - 14), High School (ages 15 - 18),


Math, Physics, Geography & Others


Environment, Mathematics, Physics,

Days scheduled

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Start time End time Location
09:00 16:30 Show Floor
Start time End time Location
09:00 16:30 Show Floor
Start time End time Location
09:00 17:00 Show Floor