Star gazing

Free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Exhibit Museum Planetarium Shows
Watch “Star Talk: The Sky Tonight,” an indoor planetarium show, to learn about the current night sky. Click to view current schedule.
Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave.
Tickets: $4.75 per person.

Star Gazing: Field Astronomy at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Naked-eye star-gazing workshop.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N Dixboro Rd.
Wednesdays, January 21, 7 - 8:30pm; March 25, 8:30 - 10 pm; April 22, 8:30 - 10 pm
All ages. Advance reservations required. Fee: $5 per person (no discounts, no refunds), $2 per child (through high-school); U-M students free. Registration: (734) 647-7600

*** The March 25 event has been cancelled because of bad weather ***

Angell Hall Observatory Open Houses
Telescope viewing hosted by the Student Astronomical Society. On cloudy nights, planetarium shows will be offered instead.
Angell Hall, 435 S. State St.
Click on the link for dates, times, and directions.

Valentine’s Day Star Party at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Viewing with multiple telescopes hosted by the University Lowbrow Astronomers.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 Dixboro Rd.
Saturday, February 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
All ages. Advance reservations required. Fee: $5 per person, $2 per child (through high-school); U-M students free. Shuttle bus provided for U-M students. Registration: (734) 647-7600.

Campus Star Parties
Astronomical demonstrations and activities hosted by the University Lowbrow Astronomers and the Student Astronomical Society in the Modern Languages Building, Auditorium 4. A variety of telescopes will be set up for viewing celestial objects on Ingalls Mall. Try out a telescope, make your own star wheel, and learn more about astronomy!
Saturdays, March 7 and April 4, 8 p.m.-12 midnight.

U-M Radio Astronomy Observatory Open House
Visit the 26-meter radio telescope installed in 1958.
Peach Mountain, Dexter, MI. Directions.
Sunday, April 26, 2-4 p.m. Tour and introductory lecture at 2:15 p.m.

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