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August 2, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Category: Reception
Location: Wayne State University Planetarium | Map
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni

Mingle with astronomers at the Wayne State Planetarium and see stunning interstellar imagery collected from our powerful new observatory. 

Celebrate the Department of Physics and Astronomy's acquisition of the Dan Zowada Memorial Observatory with us!

The Dan Zowada Memorial Observatory is a state-of-the-art 20-inch robotically-controlled remote observatory in the high desert of Rodeo, NM at an altitude of 4128 feet. This location has some of the darkest skies in the nation! The observatory is named in honor of Michigan amateur astronomer, Dan Zowada, and kindly donated to Wayne State University by the 419 Foundation of Russ and Stephanie Carroll in honor of their friend.

The Wayne State Planetarium will show a slideshow of images collected by the Dan Zowada Memorial Observatory. Remarks will be given by Russ Carroll, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Wayne Raskind, Associate Professor Ed Cackett, and Chair Dave Cinabro from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

More information on the Dan Zowada Memorial Observatory can be found here.

For more information about this event, please contact Steve Zoski at 3135771171 or