Rebel Star: The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries

The Sun is many things: beauty, beacon, battery, belligerent. It’s the biggest thing for light-years around and yet we actually know relatively little about it.


That’s now changing thanks to an armada of new spacecraft recently lofted into the solar system to scrutinise the Sun in unprecedented detail. In this live online talk, packed full of jaw-dropping images and videos, award-winning astronomy author Colin Stuart will be your guide on a journey deep into the heart of our nearest star.

Next talk: 24 May (19:30 – 21:00 BST)

This includes a Q&A session after the main talk

Who is giving the talk?


Colin Stuart is a multi-award-winning astronomy author and speaker. His nineteen books have sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 21 languages. Plus he’s written over 250 popular science articles for publications including The Guardian, New Scientist and The Wall Street Journal. He also writes the monthly Absolute Beginners column for Astronomy Now magazine.

As well as writing a book with the astronaut Tim Peake, the asteroid (15347) Colinstuart was named after him in recognition of his efforts to popularise astronomy. Colin won The Margaret Mallett Award for Children’s Non-Fiction in 2020 and the Solar Physics Popular Media Award in 2022. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he has appeared on BBC News, Sky News and Radio 5Live. 

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The talk + a signed copy of the book the talk is based on



* Book RRP £16.99. Includes UK postage only. Non-UK customers can still order a book here