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Statewide Astronomy Night at the Detroit Observatory in Ann Arbor

Friday, April 20, 2018
8:30-10:30 PM
Detroit Observatory Map
Docents will be on hand to answer questions as you explore this Victorian research facility, or get your questions about the night sky answered at the UMMNH walk-up planetarium in the library. Weather permitting, visitors will be able to view the Moon through the original, 1857 Fitz refractor, which was the 3rd largest refractor in the world at the time of its installation. Please note that this is a 19th century building, and visitors must be able to climb 2 flights of stairs to access the dome with the telescope you can look through.
Statewide Astronomy Night is organized by the MSU Science Festival. Visit for science related events across Michigan all week long.
Building: Detroit Observatory
Event Type: Reception / Open House
Tags: Astronomy, Free, History, Lifelong Learning, Science, Tour
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Astronomy, Bentley Historical Library, Planetarium