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Statewide Astronomy Night

Friday, April 15, 2016
12:00 AM
Angell Hall and the Detroit Observatory

Join us for a truly stellar evening! The UM Museum of Natural History, Bentley Historical Society, University Lowbrow Astronomers, Student Astronomical Society, and Michigan Astronomy are joining the MSU Science Festival's Statewide Astronomy Night to offer a plethora of programming.

Join us for a truly stellar evening!  The UM Museum of Natural History, Bentley Historical Society, University  Lowbrow Astronomers, Student Astronomical Society, and Michigan Astronomy are joining the MSU Science Festival's Statewide Astronomy Night to offer a plethora of programming.
Start your evening at 7:30 in Angell Hall Auditorium C with "Lighting Up Dark Matter" by professor Eric Bell, presented by the University Lowbrow Astronomers.
After that, head over to the Detroit Observatory in Ann Arbor. From 8 - 10 PM docents and staff from the Bentley can answer your questions about what it was like to be a 19th century astronomer, or an early student of the University as you take a self guided tour. Or visit the UMMNH walk up planetarium and ask the operator some modern astronomy questions. Weather permitting, we'll open the dome 9 - 10:30 PM and let visitors look through the 1857 Fitz refractor.
Finally, head back to Angell Hall between 9 and 11 PM to round out your evening. Take in an SAS planetarium show on the 3rd floor, or catch a talk or demonstration by SAS or the Lowbrows up on the 5th floor. Weather permitting, SAS will have the dome and roof open for viewing through some much more modern telescopes.