News Releases

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.


On January 27, OBC's Rob Mies stopped by WKOW in Madison, WI to discuss the types of animals that can invade your cabin or lake home.

Cranbrook Institute of Science and Detroit Public Schools Forge Groundbreaking Educational Partnership Program

CIS Collections Tour with DPS studentsCranbrook Institute of Science and Detroit Public Schools announced today a broad partnership that will provide extraordinary, customized experiences in the natural sciences to DPS students, their families and faculty members.

Organization for Bat Conservation at Cranbrook Institute of Science

The Korean Broadcasting System recently aired a new documentary called "The return of the pipistrelle," part of "The age of the Documentary" weekly series. They chose the topic because bats represented luck and were a good symbol in the past. However, due to TV shows and movies, bats are not represented as a good symbol anymore in Korea. This documentary sets out to change that perspective.

Footage includes an interview with Bat Zone Director Rob Mies, live bats, and Cranbrook grounds.

Holiday Science Potpourri Rainbow Milk Recipe


  • Milk (whole or 2%)
  • Dinner plate
  • Food coloring (red, yellow, green, blue)
  • Dish-washing soap (Dawn brand works well)
  • Cotton swabs


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