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Public Events

Astronomical Horizons

Free “Astronomical Horizons” lectures for the public are held monthly on Thursday evenings at 7:30 in the Abrams Planetarium. These lectures survey the latest developments in astronomy.

Public Observing Nights

MSU observatory

Join us at the MSU observatory for public observing nights, co-sponsored by the MSU Physics & Astronomy DepartmentAbrams Planetarium, and the Capital Area Astronomy Association. Come look through the observatory's 24-inch telescope as we observe different objects throughout the night. There are many more telescopes set up on the observatory grounds operated by our very own MSU astronomy students. Or you are welcome to bring your own telescope and join in!

Public observing is FREE and open to people of all ages. Objects in the sky are seasonal, but possible objects include the Moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

For more information on directions, parking, and more, visit our public observing website.

Astronomy on Tap

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Our events include two short presentations by both local and out-of-town astronomers and astrophysicists, opportunities to mingle with local scientists, a Q&A session to ask all of your burning astronomy questions, and trivia-based games that can win you a raffle prize! We’ve also collaborated with local breweries to brew exclusive AoTLansing beers!

Stop by, have a taste, and expand your knowledge of the Universe!
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Astronomy on Tap in Lansing, MI is organized by Dr. Devin W. Silvia.