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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
Explore this Victorian research facility with the docents, get your questions about the night sky answered at the UMMNH walk-up planetarium, and find out more about Michigan's 35,000 acres of night-sky-protected land! 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: to access the dome with the telescope you can look through visitors must be able to climb 2 flights of stairs.
Tickets for the dome are available on a first-come first-served basis at the door until 10 PM.
Statewide Astronomy Night is organized by the MSU Science Festival. Visit for more information.
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