39221 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills
Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party at Cranbrook Institute of Science – You’re invited to Cranbrook Institute of Science for a special evening of moon-themed activities leading up to the total lunar eclipse during its event, Eclipse Viewing Party.
Get a closer view of this celestial event. The Cranbrook Observatory will be open during the event and members of the Warren Astronomical Society will have additional telescopes available outside, both weather permitting.
Partial Eclipse begins: May 15 at 10:27 p.m.
Full Eclipse begins: May 15 at 11:29 p.m.
Maximum Eclipse: May 16 at 12:11 a.m.
Full Eclipse ends: May 16 at 12:53 a.m.
Partial Eclipse ends: May 16 at 1:55 a.m.
Activities: Guests stargazing through telescopes from the Warren Astronomical Society and through the telescope in the Cranbrook Observatory, and guests experiencing moon- and space-themed activities inside the museum.
Planetarium shows: Attendees will also get to experience a show in the Acheson Planetarium.
Interviews: Mike Narlock, head of Astronomy at Cranbrook Institute of Science will be available to talk about the total lunar eclipse.
All activities and events, including the planetarium show are available for an all-inclusive ticket price of: $15 for members (per person), $20 for non-members (per person), children under age 2 are free. Pre-registration is required for this event – walk-up tickets will not be available.
The Eclipse Viewing Party is a rain, cloud-or-shine event; no refunds or credits. The visibility of the total lunar eclipse is weather permitting. If the weather is not conducive for eclipse viewing and stargazing the night of the event, registered guests will have the opportunity to explore the museum and see a planetarium show.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow, called the umbra.