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Star Party at D-Bar-A Scout Ranch in Metamora, Michigan
Saturday, March 24, 2018 4:00 PM
Astronomy Club will again be participating in the D-Bar-A Scout Ranch
star party near Metamora, Mi. There will be solar observing in the late
afternoon, then various presentations in the main lodge, and then to
cap off the days activities, there will be telescope observing in the
evening. As of this listing, plans are
still being formulated as far as activities, presentation titles, etc.
checking this website as details become known.
The address for the camp is 880 E. Sutton Road, Metamora, Michigan 48455
(click here for camp map) Trout Lake Cabin and Wyckoff Lodge are highlighted in yellow
(click here for flyer)
AstroNite at U of M Flint
Saturday, April 7, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ponds Astronomy Club will be partnering with UM Flint and Longway
Planetarium on their AstroNite public program featuring a visit by
shuttle astronaut Story Musgrave.. This is a free, family-oriented event
that includes a variety of activities for kids and adults. The club
will be providing and manning telescopes for public viewing of the night
sky on top of the Mill Street parking structure. Come
out with your family and enjoy this free event. Check back here, our
club website, or the AstroNite page for late changing info.
AstroNite takes place at the U of M Flint campus, Murchie Science Building, and atop the Mill Street parking structure.
AstroNite Facebook is below:
https://www.facebook.com/UmFlintAstroNite [NOTE: their Facebook site may not be up to date with current info.]
Ford Amateur Astronomy Club "Astronomy Conference & Swap Meet"
Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
15th annual Ford Amateur Astronomy Club Astronomy Conference & Swap
Meet will be held on the Henry Ford Community College Dearborn Campus
on April 7. There will be general astronomy presentations, technical
talks for amateur astronomers, a swap meet, and planetarium shows.
(for flyer details click here)
State-Wide Astronomy Night (SWAN) at Longway Planetarium
Friday, April 20, 2018 8:00 PM to Midnight
on out for the State-Wide Astronomy Night (SWAN) star party at Longway
Planetarium. We will have scopes set up on the south side of the
building for telescope observing of the night sky, weather permitting.
Feel free to bring a telescope if you have one. Also, Longway
Planetarium will offer free shows for the evening, so this entire event
Longway Planetarium location and contact info:
1310 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503
"Couriers From Outer Space" and his meteorites by Mark Jeffery of the Oakland Astronomy Club
Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:00 PM
Mark Jeffery of the Oakland
Astronomy Club is probably the foremost knowlegeable meteorite person in
Michigan. Tonight Mark will have quite a few meteortites to show us and
give us a presentation on these objects from other parts of our solar
Attica Library Outreach - "Introduction to Nighttime Observing"
Saturday, May 19, 2018 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Astronomy Club will be providing a public outreach activity at the Imlay City Library branch in Attica, Michigan.
will be hosting a public star party at the Attica Township Library (branch of Imlay City Library) and
Attica Township Park on May 19. The program will consist of a short
indoor program and then have telescopes available for public night sky
viewing in the park directly behind the library afterwards. The indoor
program will be at the library at 5:00PM and the telescopes will be at
the park beginning at 8:00PM. This event is geared toward children and
includes a craft activity where they will make planispheres. Cost to
attend: Free. Bring your telescope if you have one and a lawn chair or
just come for fun and to look through some scopes.
Times for this event are:
5:00 - 7:00pm Presentations at the Library
8:00 - 11:00pm Star Gazing at the Park
If you have any questions relating
to astronomy, please contact me at 248-969-2790, or via e-mail at
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