Astronomy at the Beach 2020 – ONLINE EVENT THIS YEAR

Friday, September 25, & Saturday, September 26, 2020, 6PM-1AM

For the public’s safety, the GLAAC board has decided to host the 2020 Astronomy at the Beach event as an online / virtual event this year.

We will have a selection of recorded presentations about astronomy and space science, as well as live presentations by local astronomers and our special guests:

Brother Guy Consolmagno

Brother Guy Consolmagno

Director of the Vatican Observatory, President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.
David H. Levy

David H. Levy

One of the most successful comet discoverers in history. With Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker he discovered comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with Jupiter in 1994.
Dolores Hill

Dolores Hill

Meteoriticist and co-lead of Target Asteroids!, a citizen science project of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission.

View the wonders of the heavens via live remote telescopes, see:

  • Jupiter’s red spot and moons,
  • Saturn’s ring,
  • Craters and mountains on the Moon,
  • Star clusters, nebulas and galaxies,
  • and Mars rises big and bright late in the evening!

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The Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Clubs (or GLAAC for short) is a loose association of amateur astronomy clubs and educational institutions in Southeastern Michigan who have banded together to provide enjoyable, family-oriented activities that focus on astronomy and space sciences.

Our primary aim is to have fun by learning about astronomy and space sciences, educating others through talks and star parties, and sharing our knowledge and skills with others who share our interest like local schools, scouts, and other organizations.


Michigan Science Center
Wayne State Physics and Astronomy Department
Cranbrook Institute of Science

GLAAC hosts the annual Astronomy at the Beach event – Michigan’s largest FREE astronomy event.