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June 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Cranbrook Institute of Science will host Asteroid Day on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. The family-friendly event is FREE with general museum admission.
In observance of International Asteroid Day, which takes place on June 30, 2019, visitors to the Institute of Science will learn how to identify meteorites, build asteroid models and can touch and interact with authentic meteorites from around the world.
Visitors can learn more about the universe around us by attending a talk at 12:00 p.m. from NASA Solar System Ambassador, Bob Trembley, about the rapid increase in asteroid discovery and methods to protect Earth from asteroid impacts.
The Institute’s very own geologist, John Zawiskie, will also be giving an engaging talk on the remarkable origin of Libyan Desert Glass at 1:30 p.m.
All images are courtesy of the Cranbrook Institute of Science.