Learn About Eclipses with the Muskegon Astronomical Society

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From August 14, 2017 6:00 pm until August 14, 2017 7:00 pm
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Monday, August 14 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library to learn about the eclipse that is coming up on August 21 with Michael Galvin of the Muskegon Astronomical Society.

Dr. Galvin will cover:

  • What is a solar eclipse
  • What is a lunar eclipse
  • What is so special about this eclipse
  • When & where to observe this eclipse in Muskegon County
  • What equipment is needed to safely observe the eclipse
  • What other Muskegon Astronomical Society public events are upcoming

The Muskegon Astronomical Society is a 501(C3) non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to enjoy and promote amateur astronomy.  The activities of the society give amateur astronomers opportunities to meet and share experiences with others interested in amateur astronomy.  The Society was founded in 1972, incorporated in 1978, and given 501(C3) non-profit status in 1987.  They have gone from a small dome in town to a multi-building complex at the Muskegon Wastewater System.  Today the society continues to flourish thanks to the hard work and dedication of its members.

You are invited to a Star Gazing Open House Monday, August 21 at 12:00pm (noon) to view the solar eclipse at their observatory.  There is no charge.  They will be viewing the night sky with telescopes.  As you wait for night, you might get a tour of the facility or a presentation.  They’ll introduce you to amateur astronomy and have plenty of handouts on how to get started.  If an open house is cloudy, it’s cancelled.  If weather conditions are questionable, call (231) 777-1013 to find out the status of a particular event.