Thank you for following along with Cranbrook Institute of Science - we’re glad you’re here! 

This month, we invite you to learn about what’s happening in the night sky 🔭, summer camps (both in-person and virtually), and upcoming events. 

And if you’re looking for your next science and natural history adventure - schedule your next visit to the Institute of Science.
Celestial events to watch for this month 
May 5: ETA AQUARIDS METEOR SHOWER - This annual meteor shower runs from April 19 - May 28, peaking in the predawn hours of May 5. If you miss it, you’ll likely catch it a few days before and after the peak, too.

May 17: MERCURY AT GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION - Tonight is the best time to view planet Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. The best time to look for the planet will be just after sunset. 

May 26: FULL MOON, SUPERMOON - This is the second of three supermoons, and will be near its closest approach to Earth, which may make it look slightly larger and brighter than usual. This moon is also referred to as the Flower Moon, Corn Planting Moon, and the Milk Moon.
Summer Explore Camps 
July 5 - August 20, 2021 | Students entering grades K-4 in fall 2021
Campers will enjoy activities, experiments, and investigations as they become ecologists, geologists, physicists, and more during our in-person camps. Or join us for our virtual camps, The Science of Michigan or Science Goes to the Movies, where we’ll build models of mighty bridges, learn how to identify plants native to Michigan, uncover why popcorn pops, demystify movie magic, and so much more.
Coming up at the Institute of Science...
Register today for our member-exclusive, virtual lecture series: 
Thursday, May 13 | 7:30pm: Take a tour of the night sky, as seen from Michigan, with our Head of Astronomy Michael Narlock, and then after our dusk-to-dawn journey we’ll explore the annular solar eclipse coming up in June! Recommended for ages 12 and up. 

Saturday, May 15 | 9:00am: This month, have the whole family join and learn all about the night sky! Together, we’ll make the sky turn dark, sprinkle it with stars, and then embark on an out-of-this-world, educational journey through the night sky and the planets. Recommended for ages 5-11. 
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