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Astronomy and Telescope Night January 21

Moon

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

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…

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…

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…