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July 5: Join MSU In Midland for Astronomy and Telescope Night

Photo of the moon taken through a telescope.

Wed., July 5, 9:00-10:30pm
Family Stargazing: 
Astronomy and Telescope Night

This month holds the best opportunity to view both Jupiter and Saturn for 2017!

>>Telescopes will be available, but you can bring your own binoculars.

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 will be visible by eye and by telescope. The moon will be in a gibbous phase – many craters will be visible, as well as most of the lunar “seas.” If you’ve never seen the moon through a telescope, this will be a special treat. The photo shown above was taken using a cell phone through our smallest scope.

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Date: Wed., July 5, 9:00-10:30pm

Location: 1910 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland, Mich.
(We are located at the next driveway east of the Grace A. Dow Library.)

Cost: Free!
(This program is made possible in part by support from the Dow Chemical Company Foundation.)

Audience: Recommended for elementary-age children and above, and their families, but all are welcome.

Michigan State University programs, activities and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, political persuasion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or familial status. Please inform us if you need any special accommodation for accessibility at (517) 432-4499.


In case of clouds or bad weather, we will postpone to the following night,

Thurs., July 6, also at 9:00pm.

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