Astronomy

Cranbrook Observatory Closes for Major Renovation

The Cranbrook Observatory will be closed to renovation beginning May 7 through September 2012.


Lunt TelescopeSpring and summer 2012 will mark the most significant changes in astronomy studies at Cranbrook since the telescope was first installed in the 1930’s as the Institute of Science implements a series of upgrades to its observatory.

Astronomy Resources

The Sky

Monthly Star Chart

Planetarium ThumbnailThis is an easy-to-use star chart that shows the sky only for evenings in the month indicated. Download and print it for free, courtesy of Cranbrook Institute of Science. Have fun!

International Astronomy Day

Date: 
April 28, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Explore the universe through the exciting field of Astronomy. Join Cranbrook astronomers and the Warren Astronomical Society for hands-on telescope use or witness the dazzling wonders of the cosmos in the planetarium! All activities except planetarium programs are free with museum admission. Explore the universe through the exciting field of Astronomy.

Planetarium Closed for Maintenance

Date: 
January 29, 2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium

The Acheson Planetarium will be closed for routine maintenance.

Public Planetarium Programs

Date: 
January 16, 2012 - 11:30am - 4:15pm
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium

Join us on January 16, 2012 for a day of public planetarium programs!

Planetarium Re-Opens to the Public

Date: 
October 14, 2011
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium

Join us on October 14, 2011 for the grand re-opening of the planetarium! We’ll reopen with impressive upgraded projection, lighting and audio systems!

Planetarium Full Daily Schedule

Date: 
July 5, 2011 - September 4, 2011
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science Planetarium

A full public planetarium schedule begins July 5.

Planetarium Partial Daily Schedule

Date: 
June 27, 2011 - July 1, 2011
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science Planetarium

An abbreviated public planetarium schedule begins June 27.

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