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Astronomy

Black holes, gravity waves expert to give free presentation in Grand Rapids

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 10-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

Presenting The Densest Matter in the Universe, Dr. Edward Brown will explain how recent discoveries in neutron stars and black holes have ushered in a new era of multi-messenger astronomy involving light, neutrinos and gravity waves....

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Magnifying Mars for West Michigan

by (msk23)

Submitted 07-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, July 27, Mars will be in opposition—viewed from Earth in the opposite direction as the Sun. The last time Mars was this close to Earth in 2003, nearly 400 visitors came to Calvin to get a closer look. On Friday, July 27, the ...

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See stars, planets during 'Public Observation Nights' at Veen Observatory on April 29

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Public Observing Nights at James C. Veen Observatory, presented by the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association (GRAAA) and Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) begin for the season on Saturday, April 29, 2017. This date corresponds with...

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Calvin College offers free lunchtime presentations throughout January

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under NEWS

This year's free January Series of lectures at Calvin College runs from January 8-28. The next noon lecture at Calvin College will be held today at 12:30 p.m. presented by Nicole Baker Fulgham. She will be discussing the topic of education...

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U of M Physics professor speaks at astronomy association meeting

by (magical)

Submitted 05-22-2013 under NEWS

Universtiy of Michigan physics professor Fred Adams was the guest speaker for the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association's (GRAAA) meeting on May 16, 2013. The GRAAA met at Schuler Books on 28th St. The presentation lasted for about 45...

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Catalyst Radio: Look up to find planets, galaxies and satellites in the night sky

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the episode and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (9:54) Grand Rapids' night owls fit right in with the GR Amateur Astronomical Association. As stewards of the Veen Observatory in Lowell, Mich.,...

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Telescopes Entertain Thousands Wednesday Night

by (drewsa9)

Submitted 10-01-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Wednesday night was the only night this week the weather cooperated enough for members of the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association, local amateur astronomers, and Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium staff members to set up high-powered telescopes...

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