Mark the calendar for some sun spotting: Perkins Observatory in Delaware has several July events that celebrate the largest star in our Solar System.

Visit Ohio Wesleyan University's observatory on one of three Saturdays (July 14, 21 and 28) to use telescopes to check out the sun. Guests can also tour the observatory, partake in demonstrations and enjoy other activities.

Purchase tickets in advance for a discount - they cost $6 for children and senior citizens (60 and older), $8 for adults (ages 17-59). And don't wait: These program sell out quickly. Find out more about other family-friendly programs at perkins-observatory.org.

-Heather Weekley