Michigan's premiere public astronomy event, drawing thousands year after to year. See dozens or hundreds of telescopes, tables from all the local astronomy clubs and stores, and a lot of people who are very excited about astronomy! We want ANYBODY and EVERYBODY interested in astronomy to show up!
There are all kinds of great events, but highlights include (tentatively):
- All About Comets / Making Comets
Bob Hotaling & Mike Broughton of the Kensington Nature Center
- Telescopes for Beginners
Jon Blum, Warren Astronomical Society and Ford Amateur Astronomy Club
- Our Vanishing Night (Light Pollution)
Norbert Vance of Eastern Michigan University
- How Cold is Outer Space?
John Potts of Detroit Science Center & Gerald Dunifer of Wayne State University
- Astronomy 101 and 3D Solar System Movie
Gordon Hansen, Ford Amateur Astronomy Club & Dave D’Onofrio, Warren Astronomical Society
- Constellation Laser Tours
Diane Hall, WAS & John Schroer, FAAC/WAS
- Feature Presentation: TBA
If you don't have a Metroparks pass ($20/year), they will charge $4 per vehicle at the gate, but the events are free.
We recommend you bring:
- CASH for entrance to the Metro Park, if you don't have an annual pass
- A snack (though there is a food counter)
- Hat and jacket - it gets a bit chilly late.
- Bug spray
- Red flashlight (not essential - just don't bring a white one)
More Info: MeetUp