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Astronomy Weekend at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (Night Sky Network Demonstrations)

On Saturday April 21, 2007 and on Sunday April 22, 2007, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the University Lowbrow Astronomers hosted Astronomy Weekend at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

Over the weekend, there were several different activities.

The following photographs shows the Night Sky Network demonstrations that took place over the weekend.

Setting Up #1

Setting Up #2

Mark, Charlie and Dave Setting up.


Dave with four model Earth-Moon systems.

Charlie and Dave

Charlie and Dave using the model to show why eclipses don’t happen every month.

Charlie #1

Charlie holding the Earth in one hand, the Moon in the other.

Paul and Dave

Paul and Dave with a different model Earth/Moon system.


John explains why the full Moon is a poor time to observe the Moon.


Paul creates a shadow of the Earth using a 4” model earth and a piece of paper.

Charlie #2

Charlie #3

Charlie demonstrates the phases of the Moon.

Charlie #4

Charlie #5

Charlie using a model earth and a model moon to show how the phases of the moon work.

Photo Credits

These photographs were taken by Dave Snyder, Kathy Hillig and Jason Maguran.


There were other activities during this event, see the following photographs.

To learn more about the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, see the web site .


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