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August 2018

Fenton Sidewalk Astronomy

August 23, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fenton Sidewalk, 240 S Leroy Street
Fenton, MI 48380 United States
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Sidewalk astronomy

Stop by and see the Moon, Jupiter, or Saturn on your way back from the concert in the park. We will be set up on Leroy Street, near the fire hall.  Also, anyone with a telescope is welcome to set up with us.

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Fenton Sidewalk Astronomy

August 30, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fenton Sidewalk, 240 S Leroy Street
Fenton, MI 48380 United States
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Sidewalk astronomy

Stop by and see the Moon, Jupiter, or Saturn on your way back from the concert in the park. We will be set up on Leroy Street, near the fire hall.  Also, anyone with a telescope is welcome to set up with us.

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September 2018

Great Lakes Star Gaze

September 6, 2018 - September 9, 2018
River Valley RV Park, 2165 South Bailey Lake Ave.
Gladwin, MI 48624 United States
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Telescopes at the Star Gaze

The Great Lakes Star Gaze Michigan star party is open to anyone. Come chat with other star lovers and astronomers while you enjoy the night sky like never before.   Visit http://www.greatlakesstargaze.com/ for details.

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October 2018

Cloudy Nights Workshop

October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
MPG Softball Fields, 13120 Commerce Rd
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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The forecast seems to be definite clouds for tonight, so we are cancelling the observing night, but… We are going to try a new alternative option.  The club will be hosting a workshop for kids and adults to work on projects, learn about science, and commiserate on a cloudy night.  Also, membership packages and club merchandise will be available for pickup/purchase. GMAC Cloudy Nights Workshop This is a new event from the General Motors Astronomy Club that will act as…

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A Night At Cranbrook

October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 United States
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Cranbrook Observatory

GMAC will be visiting Cranbrook Institute of Science on October 16th, for a special planetarium show and exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Cranbrook Observatory.  This event is recommended for ages 10 and up, RSVP is required. Planetarium Show: Evolution of the Stars Learn about the evolution of the stars, and the Sun in particular, in this energetic, informative program.  From the turbulent cauldron of their birth through the multitude of cataclysmic ways they can meet their end, discover the many…

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November 2018

2018 Hamburg Meteorite Hunt

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Undisclosed Location
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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 November 6 and you can help find a meteorite.…

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2018 Chili Cookoff Flyer

Out-Of-This-World Chili Cookoff & Star Party

November 10, 2018 @ 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 first 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…

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December 2018

Night at Longway Planetarium

December 16, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Longway Planetarium, 1310 E Kearsley St
Flint, MI 48503 United States
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Longway Planetarium

Attend a special planetarium show with the General Motors Astronomy Club!  Anyone can attend, you don't need to be a member. Let Longway Planetarium’s astronomy experts take you on a tour of the night sky over Michigan in this live planetarium lecture.  Learn about the rotation of the Earth, how to find the North Star, which constellations and planets are visible in your backyard tonight.  Stargazers can come back to this show again and again to find out about recent…

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January 2019

Lunar Eclipse

January 20, 2019 @ 10:00 PM - 11:59 PM

More information on the lunar eclipse can be found at this link: TimeAndDate.com If you are looking for eclipse viewing events in the Detroit area: The Warren club is hosting a free event at their Stargate Observatory in Ray, Michigan: https://www.facebook.com/events/532321173918725/ and Cranbrook Institute of science is hosting an event as well (with admission fee): https://science.cranbrook.edu/…/201…/total-eclipse-total-fun

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April 2019

Brown Dwarf Star

Cloudy Nights Workshop – Brown Dwarfs

April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Goodall Barn, 13665 Hibner Rd
Hartland, MI 48353 United States
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A continuation of our Cloudy Nights Workshop series, this event is hosted by Jim and Moriah Goodall, in their 2000 square-foot pole barn, where there is lots of space for projects, plenty of tools, and a play area for the younger kids.  This time of year,  we don't expect great weather, but if it happens to be clear, you can bet we'll have the scopes set up!  Scheduled activities for this event include: 6:00 PM Pizza and Snacks Pizza, soft…

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