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[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

Family Astronomy & Telescope Night POSTPONED

Girl learning to use telescope

This month holds the best opportunity to view both Jupiter and Saturn for all of 2017! >Telescopes will be available, but you can bring your own binoculars too! Program: At 9:00pm, there will be a short presentation about astronomy, describing the different telescopes we have; When it is dark (about 9:30pm), we will go outdoors for an observing session. Jupiter and Saturn…

Family Stargazing April 28 Not Impeded by Rain

Professor Edmund Stark providing an astronomy lesson to a family

The stargazing event on April 28 was unfortunately impeded by clouds and light rain, but the fun and learning continued indoors. MSU researcher, Edmund Stark, provided in introduction to astronomy by explaining astronomical sizes and distances. Using a globe to model the Earth, he described the sizes of the moon, other planets, other moons, and the sun, relative to the globe, the…