Earth Hour Astronomy

Join GLAAC club members and Metroparks staff to celebrate Earth Hour at the Kensington Metropark Nature Center on March 28, 2015. Indoor programs begin at 8 PM, with (weather permitting) observing outside after. Ages 6 & up. Pre-registration required, $5 per person. Visit the Kensington Metroparks Events page for registration information.

Join GLAAC club members in Farmington Hills for “One Starry Night” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Nature Center in Heritage Park. Participants will turn off lights and head outside to explore the cosmos. Local astronomers will explain the planets, stars, and phases of the moon with a telescope set up to view the starry night sky. Kids will create a star craft to take home. The event is for ages 5+. The fee is $5 per person/$15 per family of four. Register online or at the Costick Center, 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Or join Warren Astronomical Society members at their Stargate Observatory in Ray Township for an observatory open house and star party. No fee is required.

If you can’t join us at an event, you can still be a part of the celebration. At 8:30, turn off the lights, go outside, and look up. Be sure to check out what other communities are doing, and join the event on the web or social media: Earth Hour website¬†http://www.earthhour.org/