Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

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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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-08-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum reopening planetarium The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s (GRPM) planetarium will reopen this Saturday, the GRPM announced Wednesday. Its Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium – which hosts astronomy-based projections,...

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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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