Celebrate National Astronomy Weekend at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. This event is co-hosted by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the University Lowbrow Astronomers; it will take place 10am until 4pm Saturday April 21, 2007 and from 12pm until 4pm Sunday April 22, 2007. Unlike some events hosted by the Lowbrows, this event will occur rain or shine.
Admission (ages 2 and up): $7 (Children under 2): free.
If it is clear, there will be telescopes set up outside to observe the sun. In addition, the following events and demonstrations are planned:
(Most of these demonstrations will be repeated multiple times over the weekend).
To learn about the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, see the web site http://www.aahom.org/ .
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is located at the intersection of North Fifth Avenue and East Huron Street (see the map below) in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. The museum entrance is located on East Ann Street.
One possible parking location is the Ann/Ashley parking garage, shown as P on the map below.
A Mercury Transit took place Wednesday, November 8, 2006 between 2:12 PM and sunset. A Mercury transit occurs when the planet Mercury travels directly between the Sun and the Earth. On average Mercury transits occur once every eight years (that is an average, the interval between two transits can be shorter or longer). On that day the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the University Lowbrow Astronomers hosted an event to observe the Mercury transit.