Public Observing Session - The Summer Solstice
When: June 21, 2013, 07:00 PM
Where: Observatory SLRC
"A Long Day's Journey Into Night" Friday, June 21, from 7:00 pm - Midnight.
Spend a sultry evening, on "the longest day of the year," exploring the significance of the Summer Solstice to neolithic cultures around the Earth as well as the property that was once Henry and Clara Ford's backyard.
Start with a presentation exploring the seasons at Henry Ford Community College's Hammond Planetarium at 7:00 pm. Then meet at the Environmental Interpretive
Center at 8:00 pm to enjoy a guided walk through the UM-Dearborn Environmental Study Area, convening at sunset (around 9:00 EDT) near the Estate terrace to watch the sunset. End the evening after sunset with an illuminating, astronomical visit to the UM-D Observatory to enjoy the night sky through powerful telescopes, weather permitting.
Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
Observing sessions require suitable sky conditions. To learn the status of any event, call the observatory hotline at
313-583-6566 or check the observatory's web site beginning one hour prior to the scheduled start time. Inclement weather or other unforeseen adverse circumstances may cause the cancellation of a scheduled event.
Category: Special Event
Submitted: April 22, 2013, 02:44 PM
Submitted by: Carrie May Swift
Approved by: Kelly M Ledingham