Coming up at the Institute of Science..
Register today for our member-exclusive, virtual lecture series: 
Thursday, February 11 | 7:30pm: Learn the stories of Gods, Goddesses, and mythic beings behind tiny amulets from Ancient Egypt. 

Saturday, February 13 | 9:00am: Investigate all things hearts - how they function, the biggest and smallest on Earth, and more.
Member Swap Day with Cranbrook Art Museum | February 12 - 14: Institute of Science members can visit the Art Museum for FREE on these days. In order to maintain capacity for a safe and socially distant experience, please pre-register on the Art Museum’s website and use the “Art Members – free” box when signing up.
Women Rock Science funds in action!
Utilizing dollars from last year’s Women Rock Science, Cranbrook Institute of Science educators were able to provide virtual, STEAM programming to students at the Holy Redeemer Grade School in Detroit. 

Students had the opportunity to build a rocket ship, experience hands-on activities, learn all about fossils and renewable energy, make a 3D model of a vehicle, and so much more. 

This is just one example of the many STEAM outreach programs made possible by our supporters. Witnessing the impact these programs have on students is truly amazing, and we invite you to feel inspired with us by watching the below video.
Celestial events to watch for this month
Feb. 11: Venus + Jupiter in Conjunction: About a half hour before sunrise, look to the southeast horizon (with a telescope if you have one), and if the sky is clear you may be able to get a clear view of Jupiter and Venus. If you do not have a telescope, and the sky is clear, the planets will appear as bright dots and positioned close together. 

Feb. 11: New Moon: This is your chance to view a moonless sky. The moon will be located on the same side of the Earth as the sun and will not be visible in the night sky.  

Feb. 27: Be sure to catch the Full Moon tonight!
Don’t forget to schedule your next visit to the museum! Pre-register on our website: And follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about all things science and natural history.
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