November Press Release
Museum closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28
Experience the Museum at night — we’ll be open until 9 pm! Free story time in our Planetarium at 6 & 7 pm: Big Old Bones by Carol and Donald Carrick. No registration required, but space is limited to 36 (children must be accompanied by an adult). Cooking Up A Comet demonstration at 6 pm. Free dinosaur tour at 7 & 8 pm; limited to 15 people. Planetarium shows ($3) at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 pm (30 minutes long).
New Member Welcome
At Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor
Details to be announced.
Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current science topics with experts in an informal setting. All Science Cafés take place at Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 pm; program 6-7:30 pm.
Saturdays at 11 am and 3 pm; Sundays at 3 pm
Have you ever cooked up a comet? Grab a front row seat as we mix up a comet right in the Museum and observe its changes up close! We will also explore some of the methods scientists use to identify the “ingredients” out in space. Participants will learn how elements are identified and try out a basic spectroscope. Join us for a hands-on investigation into deep space!
Free Dinosaur Tours!
Attention dinosaur fans! Join us at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays for a free, 30-minute docent-led tour of the dinosaur exhibits. Sign up on the day of the tour. Limit: 15 people. Sponsored by UM Credit Union.
The Sky Tonight: Star Talk
Saturdays at 11:30 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm; Sundays at 1:30 & 3:30 pm
Bright stars, constellations, planets, and telescopic objects in the current night sky will be discussed in this live “star talk.” Then leave Earth and “fly” out into space to examine the planets in the current sky.
Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope
Saturdays at 12:30 pm
Major themes in current astronomy and cosmology are presented, including new views of the planets; peeks into star-birth nurseries; visions of star death in its many forms; explorations of star clusters and galaxies; and views of the universe when the earliest galaxies were first coming into being.
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm
With recorded narration by astronaut Tom Jones, Impact Earth teaches about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets, and the dangers they can pose to life on Earth. See the dramatic effects of the Chixulub and Tungusta events, and the Pallasite impact that resulted in the Brenham meteorite fall. How might we deflect an asteroid or comet on a collision course with Earth?
All ages admitted. Planetarium prices are $5 for adults, seniors, & children.
The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am-5 pm, and Sunday 12-5 pm. The Museum is located at 1109 Geddes Avenue in Ann Arbor; the main entrance is one block west of Washtenaw Avenue.
Admission to the Museum is free for individuals and families; groups of 10 or more must call to make a reservation. For more information, call (734) 764-0478. Visit our website—www. lsa.umich.edu/ummnh