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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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