Late fall is a great time for star-gazers. The cold, clear skies make excellent viewing for constellations. You can also catch the Leonid meteor shower Nov. 17 and the Geminids meteor shower Dec. 13.
Astronomy lovers in Detroit should visit the Cranbrook Institute of Science Observatory for great seats to the greatest show on Earth: the nighttime sky. Cranbrook, nestled in Bloomfield Hills about two miles outside of Birmingham, is ideally situated to view astronomical phenomena. Not only can you observe nature at her finest, but also have access to educational resources to answer your every question about astronomy.
While you’re visiting the Cranbrook Observatory, be sure to check out the myriad of educational opportunities in this unique academic environment. Visit Cranbrook’s website for free educator downloads.