Astronomy

Secret Lives of Stars

Not all stars are created equal. Some are massive. Others are tiny; almost insignificant. The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of death it will die. We will witness the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives.

Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart of TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films.

Good Friday Planetarium Programs

Date: 
March 29, 2013 - 11:30am - 10:00pm
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium

Come to the Acheson Planetarium on March 29 for a tour of the cosmos and more!  

Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are visible.

Date: 
May 24, 2013 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are visible. Observatory is open! The Cranbrook Observatory is open!

Dinosaurs @ Dusk

Take to the skies and discover the origins of flight in Dinosaurs @ Dusk. It's a learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly.

You'll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight. When time runs out, they experience first-hand the cataclysmic "last day" of the dinosaurs.

Falling Skies!

Date: 
February 16, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Cranbrook Institute of Science will offer the public a special opportunity to see, touch and examine some of the meteorites from its collection on Saturday, February 16 from 1-3pm. Cranbrook’s Geologist will be on hand with several specimens from Cranbrook’s collection which are not usually on view. The meteorite viewing is free with admission.

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