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August 2019

Fenton Sidewalk Astronomy

August 29 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 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 2019

Astronomy At The Beach

Astronomy at the Beach

September 13 - September 14
Island Lake Picnic Grounds, 13705 Kent Lake Beach Rd
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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Once again, the Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Clubs (GLAAC) is partnering with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources this year to bring the event to the Kent Lake area of Island Lake State Recreation Area. The event will be September 13 & 14, from 6:00 pm to midnight, rain or shine, both nights. Outdoor astronomy activities demand clear skies, but there’s plenty to do in the tent and park building as well. Come look through our big telescopes at Mars,…

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Great Lakes Star Gaze

September 26 - September 29
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 2019

Open Observing Night

October 4 @ 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
MPG Softball Fields, 13120 Commerce Rd
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Sharing the night sky at the MPG Softball Field

Join us to share the night sky at GM's Milford Proving Grounds. No telescope required, just make sure you dress for the weather.  Everyone is welcome, but non-GM employees will be asked to sign a waiver. Note that there is no power on site, so if your scope needs power, bring a battery. See attached for details: MPG Open Observing Night & Waiver

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November 2019

2019 Hamburg Meteorite Hunt (Tentative)

November 2 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
treasure map

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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Mercury Transit, NASA 2016

Mercury Transit Viewing

November 11 @ 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MPG A-Lot, 4600 General Motors Road
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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This event is open to General Motors employees only.   Details will be posted as the event date approaches. Stop by Parking Lot A at the Milford Proving Grounds, on the morning of November 11th, to view a rare event!  On this day, the planet Mercury will cross (or transit) the disc of the sun between 8 AM and 1 PM.  The GM Astronomy Club will have telescopes set up, with special solar filters, to view the event. Don't miss this…

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December 2019

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

December 7 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
bowl of chili

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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