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How to See Comet NEOWISE Before It Disappears

Image of Comet NEOWISE north of the MBS International Airport in Freeland, Michigan

Did you know that a really special comet has just entered the evening sky? NEOWISE had been approaching the sun in the morning sky over the past month. It has just emerged from behind the sun (closest approach on July 3) and has now entered evening skies for residents of the northern hemisphere. It will reach its closest point to Earth during…

Virtual Astronomy Night Wednesday, May 20 – Postponed

Image of Solar System

Due to the flood conditions, tonight’s planned astronomy event is postponed. We hope your families stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.  Did you know that brilliant Venus will soon disappear from its finest evening appearance in eight years? Or that you can now see all five naked-eye planets in a single night? Are you aware that the planets don’t move…

[ONLINE] Family Astronomy Night March 17, 2020

Moon

Due to the coronavirus situation and current public health recommendations, MSU St. Andrews will be offering a Zoom-based presentation on Tuesday, March 17, 8:00 p.m. instead of our normal program.  There will be no in-house seating, nor post-session observing, for this event.   We hope you’ll join us online! Please click this link to join the webinar: https://msu.zoom.us/j/920855823 Be sure to click “join…

Family Astronomy Night March 17 – View Event Video

Image of Saturn and system

Due to the coronavirus situation and current public health recommendations, MSU St. Andrews offered a Zoom-based presentation on Tuesday, March 17, 8:00 p.m. If you missed, you can play back the video and enjoy a great presentation! And this link takes you to the star charts that were used. Families with school-age and older children are invited to Zoom in for a…

Family Astronomy & Telescope Night Feb. 28

Moon

Did you know that some stars throb and pulse like a heartbeat?  That some stars change their color or their brightness back and forth over days or months?  Or that one of the brightest stars in our sky has suddenly dimmed quite noticeably, and astronomers don’t know why? Join us at MSU St. Andrews in Midland to learn more! Families with school-age…

Astronomy and Telescope Night January 21

Moon

Join us for an indoor presentation, followed by outdoor viewing if weather permits.

Family Astronomy and Telescope Night

Moon

Learn all about Jupiter and Saturn on Friday, September 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Join Us Soon for Family Stargazing

Instructor showing child how to use telescope during evening educational event

New event dates coming in March.

Morning Astronomy and Telescope Session

Telescope view of moon during solar eclipse

Stop by to learn how to properly observe the sun and observe the moon by day!

Moon, Saturn Viewed During July Stargazing Event

Researcher explains astronomy lesson with moon photo in background

Next Event August 14 at 10 am