Beautiful Dust Specks

Alex Hofeldt - Teacher, Coach, and Thinker

You are a wonderful walking, talking, thinking, feeling ball of vibrating star matter energized by starlight. Each week we will dive in to uncover the extraordinary science within our ordinary moments. You bring the curious mind, I'll bring the passion and enthusiasm.


The Sun will rise again tomorrow and continue to do so for another 5,000,000,000,000 years. Each day the Sun converts crazy amounts of hydrogen into helium through the process of thermonuclear fusion giving us the by products of light and energy. Our lives are illuminated by our Sun. This daylight is also the catalyst for all biological energy on this planet. Let us take a little time to appreciate the Sun's origin story, it's past, present, and future. Let's dive into the crazy daily battle the Sun wages with gravity. In the end, you will get to know that wonderful crazy bright sphere in the sky a little better. After all, you are star dust energized by starlight. Click to view: show notes and transcript