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Among the Stars: GRPM & GRAAA Invite the Community to Celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 04-04-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

April is the month for many things -- April Fools' Day, spring break, Earth Day, a number of different religious holidays/observances, and more.  It is also the month in which the annual Michigan State University Science Festival, a 30...

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

by (Brett)

Submitted 11-19-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

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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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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