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MSU to Host Stargazing Event on March 29 (EVENT CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER)

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO OVERCAST WEATHER. TOMORROW ALSO LOOKS CLOUDY SO WE WILL SELECT A NEW DATE SOON AND MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT. SO SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Michigan State University will host a family astronomy and telescope event on Wednesday, March 29, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., at the St. Andrews Center located at 1910 West St. Andrews Road in Midland, Mich.

Edmund Stark, PhD, researcher at MSU St. Andrews, will host the event and provide observing information.

“The last week of March holds the best opportunity to view the planet Mercury for all of 2017,” explains Stark. “This is a great opportunity to see the young crescent moon and learn where to find Mercury and Mars – both by eye and via telescope.”

A variety of telescopes will be available for viewing during the event and participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars as well; they will make it easier to spot Mercury.

Families attending should dress for the weather as viewing will be conducted outside. Everyone is welcome inside the building to warm up and hot cocoa will be available as well as restroom access.

If the weather is bad or extremely overcast for viewing, the event will be held the next night, Thursday, March 30, at 8:00 p.m.

Visit research.msu.edu/midland for questions regarding weather.

There is no charge for the event. This program is made possible in part by support from the Dow Chemical Company Foundation.

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.

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