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Family Astronomy Night, Tuesday, October 20 at 7 PM – VIRTUAL EVENT

Image of 2001 Mars Odyssey

Mars from Space: What Robotic Spacecraft Have Discovered About The Red Planet. Zoom Join Link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/93902393137 Password: MSU Did you know that Mars boasts the tallest mountain in the solar system, and the largest volcano as well—even though the “red planet” is barely half the size of Earth? Have you heard that Mars also has the longest canyon in the solar system—ten…

Family Astronomy Night

Image of 2001 Mars Odyssey

Mark your calendar for the next Family Astronomy Night, Tuesday, November 17 at 7 PM! The video from the October 20 event, Mars from Space: What Robotic Spacecraft Have Discovered About The Red Planet, will be posted soon. To watch recorded presentations from past astronomy night events, please visit the Family Astronomy Night webpage. Feature image: Mars Odyssey Orbiter, NASA’s longest-lasting spacecraft…

Family Astronomy Night – Learn all about Mars, Tuesday, September 22 at 7 PM – VIRTUAL EVENT

Image of The planet Mars with visible Martian polar ice caps.

Did you know that this October, Mars will be closer to Earth than it will be for any time in the next 15 years? Have you noticed that Mars has increased in brightness all year, and is now about forty times brighter than a year ago? Are you aware that Earth has had more missions to Mars fail than to all other…

Family Astronomy Night

Image of The planet Mars with visible Martian polar ice caps.

Save the date: Tuesday, October 20, at 7 PM via Zoom. The event topic, details, and Zoom link will be posted soon. Presentations are designed for all ages! To watch past astronomy night presentations, including the September talk about Mars, please visit the Family Astronomy Night webpage.

[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…

Family Astronomy Night

Moon

Join us for fun, educational evening. In addition to outdoor viewing, an indoor activity is planned in case of poor weather.

Canceled: Astronomy and Telescope Night

Moon

Did you know that this is a great time to see our neighboring planets without having to wait until late into the night? The Moon, Mars, and Saturn are all visible in the early evening sky this month, both by eye and by telescope.  Come to see them from MSU St. Andrews in Midland, and take advantage of the earlier darkness that…

Family Stargazing Night

Image of a crescent moon

Did you know the last week of March and first week of April hold the best opportunity to view the planet of Mercury for all of 2017? Come to this event so you don’t miss it! The young crescent moon will be in the sky that night and those in attendance will also learn where to find Mercury and Mars–both by eye…