January 30, 2023

Aim for the Stars

Nov. 26, 2022

Aliens may walk among us, but this weekend it’s our turn to wander through the galaxy. On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City is offering a special “Observing with NASA” family day. Perfect for space geeks and star nerds, this event will offer science-lovers of all ages a chance to make their own astronomical images using the Observing With NASA Kiosk in the museum’s Discovery Gallery, a “micro observatory” that features real telescope data! The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will also be on hand from 1-2pm to help you learn about moon phases and what it takes to make a comet. Later in the afternoon, Jerry Dobek, head of Northwestern Michigan College’s astronomy and science departments, will give a presentation about the NASA kiosk and the science behind the imaging used by the Hubble Telescope. Admission to the museum is free for this special event. Learn more at dennosmuseum.org.

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