Events & Programs at Longway Planetarium

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 7-10pm
Location: UM-Flint Murchie Science Building. 
Fee: Free
Age: Recommended for ages 4 and older.
Enjoy a family-oriented open house that’s out of this world! As part of the International Day of Astronomy sponsored by the Astronomical League, UM-Flint and Longway Planetarium have joined for a night that is sure to make your imagination soar to the stars. 
Activities take place on the first floor of UM-Flint’s Murchie Science Building including:
•Make a comet
•Use rainbows to unravel the secrets of the universe
•Create and examine craters
•Design your own rocket
•Explore light our eyes can’t see
•Find out what’s in the night sky
•Look through telescopes
•See a planetarium show in the portable planetarium. For more information, follow us on Facebook (UM-Flint AstroNite), or contact the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Computer Science, Engineering, & Physics at (810) 762-3131, or Longway Planetarium at (810) 237-3400

Star Party
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Time: 9:00pm
Fee: Free, compliments of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Age: Recommended for ages 4 and older.
If the sky is clear, we will take our telescopes outside the planetarium to look at amazing objects in the sky. Check out planets, the Moon, and star clusters. If you’d like, bring your own telescope. Check back here on May 22 or 23 for confirmation.

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