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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


Holiday Science

November 25, 26 from 1-4pm

Asteroid Impact and the End of the Dinosaur Era

Speaker: Dr. Brian Huber,Smithsonian Institution
Fri., Dec. 9 • 7:30pm

Dr. Brian Huber will explore the asteroid impact theory for the cause of the Late Cretaceous mass extinction based on his studies of deep-sea drilling cores taken 500-580 km off the northeastern coast of Florida during an ocean drilling program cruise. Free with admission.

Acheson Planetarium Re-opening

The New Acheson Planetarium is Out of this World!

The planetarium at Cranbrook Institute of Science boldly goes where no planetarium has gone before when it re-opens to the public on Friday, October 14. Since closing for upgrades on Labor Day, new lighting, sound system, and technology have been installed to deliver the most intense planetarium experience in southeast Michigan.

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