Astronomy

Cosmic Colors

Cosmic Colors will take you on a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color—like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor’s office. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur--based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!

Public Planetarium Programs

Date: 
June 30, 2016 - 12:30pm - 3:15pm
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium
12:30pm From Earth to the Universe
1:30pm

Public Planetarium Programs

Date: 
June 29, 2016 - 12:30pm - 3:15pm
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium
12:30pm From Earth to the Universe
1:30pm

Public Planetarium Programs

Date: 
June 28, 2016 - 12:30pm - 3:15pm
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium
12:30pm From Earth to the Universe
1:30pm

Public Planetarium Programs

Date: 
June 27, 2016 - 12:30pm - 3:15pm
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium
12:30pm From Earth to the Universe
1:30pm

Astronomy Day 2016 - Planetarium Schedule Change

Date: 
May 14, 2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Astronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and astronomers, both amateur and professional. The theme of Astronomy Day is "Bringing Astronomy to the People."

On May 14th join members of the Warren Astronomical Society and Cranbrook astronomers for a day of planetarium programs, observatory tours and more! 

Astronomy Day 2016 is free with admission to the museum.  

Mercury Transit Public Viewing

Date: 
May 9, 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Observatory

Join Cranbrook astronomers in the  observatory to witness a beautiful planetary transit! This Transit of Mercury will be visible—weather permitting—for at least several hours in most of the world, including the US, Canada, Europe, South America, Africa, and most of Asia. A transit is the passage of a smaller celestial body or its shadow across the disk of a larger celestial body. As observed from Earth, Mercury and Venus are the only planets of the solar system that make transits of the Sun, because they are the only planets with orbits that lie between Earth and the Sun.

3:30pm Planetarium Program Canceled

Date: 
July 23, 2016 - 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium

Please note that the 3:30pm planetarium program on July 23, 2016 has been cancelled to accommodate a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Public Planetarium Schedule

Date: 
March 25, 2016 - 11:30am - 4:15pm
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium
11:30am One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
12:30pm

Public Planetarium Schedule Change

Date: 
April 30, 2016 - 11:30am - 4:15pm
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium

Due to several private programs, there will be no publicly available planetarium programs during the day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We will still have all of our evening programs available to the public.

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