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November 2019

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2019 Hamburg Meteorite Hunt

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Purchase Tickets to the Meteorite Hunt Online Now!   Rocks From Space! On the evening of Jan 16th, 2018, a meteor entered the earths atmosphere over southeast Michigan and exploded over Livingston County.  Dozens of fragments of the meteor were found scattered on the lakes below in Hamburg Township and there are many more are waiting to be found. The General Motors Astronomy Club has received permission to hunt for meteorites at an undisclosed location near Pinckney.  Join us on…

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Mercury Transit, NASA 2016

Mercury Transit Viewing – CANCELLED

November 11, 2019 @ 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
MPG Softball Fields, 13120 Commerce Rd
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Unfortunately, clouds and possible snow are obscuring the transit from Michigan.  This event has been CANCELLED.

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January 2020

bowl of chili

Out-Of-This-World Chili Cookoff

January 18 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Goodall Barn, 13665 Hibner Rd
Hartland, MI 48353 United States
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Come Hungry! Dig out your family chili recipe and come hungry to the second annual General Motors Astronomy Club Chili-Cookoff and Star Party!  This event is open to the public, so bring your friends and family!  GMAC President, Jim Goodall and Secretary, Moriah Goodall, are hosting the event in their 2000 square-foot pole barn.  There will be water and pop provided, and you are welcome to bring any drinks or snacks you choose.  The pole barn is heated and there…

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March 2020

White Lake Weather Station Tour – CANCELLED

March 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
White Lake Weather Station, 9200 White Lake Rd
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The White Lake Weather Station has CANCELLED the tour, due to COVID-19. Tour an active Weather Station! The radar and weather balloon telemetry towers at White Lake Station. Did you know there is a weather station in Oakland County?  The White Lake station is one of only 92 stations in North America, which launches two weather balloons daily.  As astronomers, we often reference weather data for planning purposes, but few of us may realize where the data comes from.  A…

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June 2020

Open Observing Night

June 19 @ 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Goodall Barn, 13665 Hibner Rd
Hartland, MI 48353 United States
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Sharing the night sky at the MPG Softball Field

Join us for an open observing night, at the home of club president Jim Goodall.  A telescope is not required, but of course you are welcome to bring your own.  We have 5 acres and a pole barn, where we will provide coffee and light snacks.  We will also have a campfire, so feel free to bring marshmallows.  No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Open Observing. If you are social distancing due to COVID-19, please let us know when you…

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Open Observing Night

June 30 @ 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Free
Tony Licata

Join us for an open observing night, at the home of club president Jim Goodall. A telescope is not required, but of course you are welcome to bring your own. We have 5 acres and a pole barn, where we will provide coffee and light snacks. We will also have a campfire, so feel free to bring marshmallows. No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Open Observing. If you are social distancing due to COVID-19, please let us know when you…

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July 2020

Open Observing Night

July 24 @ 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Goodall Barn, 13665 Hibner Rd
Hartland, MI 48353 United States
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Free
Tony Licata

Join us for an open observing night, at the home of club president Jim Goodall.  A telescope is not required, but of course you are welcome to bring your own.  We have 5 acres and a pole barn, where we will provide coffee and light snacks.  We will also have a campfire, so feel free to bring marshmallows.  No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Open Observing. If you are social distancing due to COVID-19, please let us know when you…

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August 2020

Open Observing Night

August 21 @ 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tom Large’s House, 1216 Legault Blvd
Ortonville, MI 48462-9428 United States
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Free
Tony Licata

Join us for an open observing night, at the home of club vice president, Tom Large.  A telescope is not required, but of course you are welcome to bring your own.  No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Open Observing. If you are social distancing due to COVID-19, please let us know when you arrive and we will be sure to respect your space.

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September 2020

Open Observing Night

September 25 @ 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tom Large’s House, 1216 Legault Blvd
Ortonville, MI 48462-9428 United States
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Free
Tony Licata

Join us for an open observing night, at the home of club vice president, Tom Large.  A telescope is not required, but of course you are welcome to bring your own.  No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Open Observing. - Friday, Sep. 25th, 5:00pm to midnight  - NEW LOCATION - 1216 Legault Blvd, Ortonville, MI - Stargazing and telescopes - See the craters on the Moon - Family-Friendly and Free  - Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Mercury, Uranus, and Neptune all…

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October 2020

Open Observing Night

October 16 @ 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tom Large’s House, 1216 Legault Blvd
Ortonville, MI 48462-9428 United States
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Free
Tony Licata

Join us for an open observing night, at the home of club vice president, Tom Large.  A telescope is not required, but of course you are welcome to bring your own.  No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Open Observing. If you are social distancing due to COVID-19, please let us know when you arrive and we will be sure to respect your space.

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