The Grand Rapids Public Museum is once again the West Michigan Hub for Michigan State University’s Science Festival in the month of April. And, you can join the GRPM and the rest of the state in celebration with Statewide Astronomy Night at the Veen Observatory on Friday, April 12.

In Grand Rapids, presented by the GRPM’s Chaffee Planetarium, you can visit the Veen Observatory for Statewide Astronomy Night. Visitors will enjoy tours of the facility, hands-on activities and telescope demonstrations.

The Veen Observatory houses three large telescopes, and offers portable telescopes on the grounds for visitors to use. Special sky observations will take place from 8:30 -11:30 p.m. to observe the moon, Mars and other sky objects. Telescopes will be weather dependent; activities will take place regardless.

The MSU Science Festival is a month long of statewide events highlighting and celebrating the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

For more information on MSU’s Statewide Science Festival, please visit For information regarding Grand Rapids specific events please visit

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