Michigan’s Largest FREE Astronomy Event!

Event is over, but you can watch recordings of almost everything!

  • AATB 2020 featured numerous live presentations about astronomy and space science by local astronomers and several special guests!
  • Several remote telescope viewing sessions showed live views of the Moon, planets and deep-sky objects through telescopes located across the U.S.!
  • We also had a large selection of recorded presentations by local astronomers, and videos we hope will get you interested in astronomy, and keep you interested for a lifetime!

To Watch Events:

  1. Click the link for the event in the Sidebar, Mini-Schedule or Event Excerpt below.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the event entry.
  3. There will either be a video or WATCH button you can click to begin watching.
  4. Many entries also have supplementary material for you to watch.

Special Guests

Brother Guy Consolmagno

Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ is Director of the the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he earned undergraduate and masters’ degrees from MIT, and a Ph. D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona; he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard and MIT, served in the US Peace Corps (Kenya), and taught university physics at Lafayette College before entering the Jesuits in 1989.

Along with more than 200 scientific publications, he is the author of a number of popular books including Turn Left at Orion (with Dan Davis), and most recently Would You Baptize an Extraterrestial? (with Father Paul Mueller, SJ).

[Read more about Br. Guy]

Dan DavisDan Davis is a professor of geophysics at Stony Brook University. His primary area of research specialization is the tectonics of regions where plates converge, causing great earthquakes and the construction of mountain belts. Other areas of research include the application of geophysics to nuclear arms control and to the study of glacial and post-glacial geology.

Dan is a lifelong stargazer, and although during the daytime his attention is focused downward towards the Earth, that changes after dark.

David H Levy

David H. Levy is one of the most success