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John French of Abrams Planetarium will discuss highlights of astronomical events you can observe in the night sky throughout 2018. He’ll discuss the data he uses to create the Abrams Planetarium Sky Calendar, upcoming planet conjunctions and other astronomical events. Includes a 7 p.m. showing of Space School.
Sending giant rockets into space isn’t as complicated as most people think when they say it’s "rocket science." Join us as we explore the fundamentals of rocket science using basic chemistry, such as states of matter and combustion, in connection with Sloan Museum’s Be The Astronaut exhibit. The nationally recognized UM-Flint...
Join us for a fascinating talk by Story Musgrave. Story was a NASA astronaut for over 30 years and flew on six spaceflights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s first flight, was a pilot on an astronomy mission, conducted two classified DOD missions, and on his last...
Story Musgrave returns for a dazzling multimedia presentation in connection with Sloan Museum’s "Be The Astronaut" exhibit. Story was a NASA astronaut for over 30 years and flew on six spaceflights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s first flight, was a pilot on an astronomy mission, conducted...
Join us for tea under the stars! Enjoy small finger foods and an assortment of teas. Includes a short tour of the night sky over Michigan. Due to limited space, only 20 tickets are available.
Enjoy a three course tea, including scones, finger sandwiches, and dessert. Weather permitting, this event will be held in Sloan Museum’s Courtyard. Sloan Museum admission included—on the last day to experience Be The Astronaut!
Explore the night sky over Michigan and learn about the rotation of Earth, how to find the North Star, which constellations and planets are visible in your backyard tonight and much more. Includes information about the recent meteor event that created a flash and a bang in the sky over...
Learn how some clever calculations and teamwork led a group of astronomers from Longway Planetarium and searchers from the Farmington Community Stargazers on a hunt to find the Michigan Meteor. This fireball, or bolide, burned up in the skies over Michigan on January 16 and was seen and captured...
In 1968, Flint became the first municipality in the country to pass an open housing referendum. Despite the landmark passage, many of the act’s objectives went unrealized. In conjunction with its new exhibition, An Equal Opportunity Lie, Sloan Museum examines the impact of this important moment with an evening of...
Join us at the historic Sloan Museum for Sunday afternoon tea. Enjoy small finger foods and an assortment of teas. Tickets are limited. For more information, email Rentals@SloanLongway.org or call 810-237-3427.
Bring your lil' sweetie out for a night of dancing and treats. Show off your best moves before heading into the planetarium for a special showing of Perfect Little Planet. Limited tickets available. Children cannot be left unattended at this event. For more information, email rentals@sloanlongway.org or call 810-237-3427.
Join us at the historic Sloan Museum for an afternoon Sunday tea that includes small finger foods and an assortment of teas. Tickets are limited.