This month's full moon occurs on Monday, June 17 at 4:31 a.m. EDT, but the moon will appear full the night before and after its peak to the casual observer, making for an extra special night show for Father's Day.
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum will participate in Statewide Astronomy Night (SWAN) on Friday, April 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A number of astronomy-related activities for all ages will be presented and are free to all participants.
Meteor showers aren't all that rare. They happen every summer. But with light pollution, it's not always easy to experience the stunning beauty of it all. But the is one internationally recognized place, right here in Michigan, that allows you to see the grandeur of a meteor shower.
It's always a little difficult to gaze at the stars in West Michigan because of light pollution and our above average cloud cover. But if you really want to get a good clear view of the sky without much light pollution, you don't have to travel too far...