Lectures & Classes

Michigan Meteor Saturday

When: Sat., Jan. 20, 1 p.m. 2018

Meteor enthusiasts wanted! Have you been hunting for meteorites after the Michigan meteor? Did this week’s event pique your interest in meteors? Cranbrook Institute of Science is hosting a pop-up event at the museum this Saturday, January 20 from 1:00 – 4:00pm, free with museum admission. Think you have a meteorite? Bring it to the Institute and our experts will inspect it, while teaching how to identify a meteorite from a common rock. Visitors will see real-life examples of meteorites that fell in Michigan and around the world, and touch actual asteroid fall out layer from the dinosaur-killing impact. And Institute geologist John Zawiskie will speak at 2:00pm about meteorites and their use in ancient cultures.

Price: free with museum admission