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Local observatory sees steady turnout, interest in 2020 with in-person, online astronomy events

by (Brett)

Submitted 11-18-2020 under NEWS

Another hobby embraced by many West Michiganders throughout 2020: amateur astronomy. Amid this year’s fluctuating restrictions on social activities in response to COVID-19, the Veen Observatory in Lowell was able to stay open to the public for...

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River for All project: Discussing its impact on Grand Rapids

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-12-2018 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) have come together to envision the River For All project. These organizations hope to breathe new life into six parks along the...

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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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Free Educator Day at Grand Rapids Public Museum, John Ball Zoo

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 07-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) and John Ball Zoo are hosting a Free Educators Day on Monday, August 13 for teachers to learn about educational opportunities at both locations in the coming school year.   Teachers and educators can...

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Public Museum offers behind scenes look at fashion collection in special pop-up experience

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 05-29-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today that it will showcase pieces from its Fashion Collection in a special pop-up experience this weekend only -  Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2! This pop up experience, will showcase the...

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New show 'Space School' coming to public museum's planetarium

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 05-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

A new show is coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Chaffee Planetarium beginning Saturday, June 16, 2018. The show, Space School, features astronauts training underwater for working in space. The show will begin in conjunction with...

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Public Museum to host 1,500 preschoolers thanks to PNC Foundation grant

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to bring more than 1,500 preschoolers to the museum throughout the spring months. Students from Head Start for Kent County, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and the...

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Public Museum partnering with Brewery Vivant, The Cheese Lady for a special Beer Explorers on May 11

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is partnering with Brewery Vivant and The Cheese Lady for a special Beer Explorers on May 11. Participants can expect to learn about pairing beers with a variety of cheeses, as well as explore their own palate to...

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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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Local musicians talk community, music while preparing for GRPM Planetarium show April 6

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Emma Loo and Sam can be found performing and connecting with the community all over Grand Rapids. The band started in 2012. Emma Loo was raised in Lowell and Sam was raised in Chicago. With their unique psychedelic folk sound, the band has taken off...

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