Statewide Astronomy Night at Veen Observatory
Join the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium and the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association for a night of free stargazing at the James C. Veen Observatory. Along with the observatory telescopes, GRAAA members will set up their own telescopes so visitors can view the wonders of the night sky. Visitors can also tour the facility and enjoy a presentation about the history of the GRAAA and the Veen Observatory.
Space activities will be facilitated by Roger That! educators from Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Public Museum. Snacks will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. The activities will be available rain or shine; telescope viewing will only be possible if skies are clear.
The Veen Observatory is located at 3308 Kissing Rock Ave. in Lowell Township. Visit GRAAA.org for images and a map to the Observatory. Status updates on weather will be posted at GRAAA.org and at 616-897-7065 no later than 6:30 p.m. on the date of the event.
Admission is free for all visitors. Visitors can request a courtesy cart from a parking attendant or at the admissions desk for assistance for the quarter-mile uphill walk from the parking area.
- Jack Daleske, Planetarium Manager, Planetarium, Grand Rapids Public Museum
Suggested for ages: Kindergarten and Pre-K, Elementary school age, Middle school age, High school age, 18 years and above
- Physics, Astronomy, and Chemistry
Time and Location
4/12/2024 8:30 - 11:30 PM
3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE
Lowell Charter Township, MI 49331