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Public Night at the Veen Observatory

Public Night at the Veen Observatory

Spring, summer and fall, the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association invite the public out to see the skies close up!

Visitors are invited to the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell, Michigan from 9:30pm - 12:00am. This Saturday night, June 3 features Jupiter, the Gibbous Moon & star clusters.

Keep in mind that the Observatory is located at the top of a hill. Visitors park below & walk up to the Observatory. Ask the parking attendant for assistance, if needed.

Admission: $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, free to children 5 & under.

Call the Starwatch number, (616)897-7065 for weather condition or sky updates.

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.

Janet Johnson Tribute Exhibition

Janet Johnson Tribute Exhibition

A celebration of the Life and Art of Janet Johnson will be on display for a time at LowellArts.

Janet Y. Johnson passed away on February 20, 2017. She was a founding member of LowellArts and of the co-op gallery, Flat River Gallery, along with a lifetime member of the Grand Valley Artists. She was a gifted artist who helped guide and shape artistic projects and artists, leaving a lasting impression.

The community is welcome to an open house on Sunday, May 21 from 2-4pm to celebrate, Mrs. Johnson’s artistic life.

Visit: www.lowellartsmi.org for more information.

Public Night at Veen Observatory on May 20

Public Night at Veen Observatory on May 20

It’s the time of the year again for the family to examine the skies above! This month Public Night features Jupiter, various galaxies and star clusters through Observatory and members telescopes.

Visitors are invited to the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell, Michigan on Saturday, May 20 from 9:30pm - 12:00am. Keep in mind that the Observatory is located at the top of a hill. Visitors park below & walk up to the Observatory. Ask the parking attendant for assistance, if needed.

Admission: $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, free to children 5 & under. Call the Starwatch number, (616)897-7065 for weather condition or sky updates

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.

Lowell Community Expo Returns March 25

Lowell Community Expo Returns March 25

For the 21st year, the Lowell Chamber of Commerce invites the community to see what businesses and organizations offer through this Expo.

This free event is the chance for residents of the community to discover the story behind, over 150 local businesses and organizations in the area. There will be entertainment, displays, giveaways, raffled door prizes, food and beverages.

Visit the Lowell High School located 11700 Vergennes Street on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Call: (616)897-9161 or visit www.lowellchamber.org for more information.

Special Event on March 1 – The Solar Eclipse of 2017

Special Event on March 1 – The Solar Eclipse of 2017

The public is invited to this special presentation to prepare for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

Across a wide area of the United States, there has not been a total eclipse of the sun, since 1970. This summer, we will experience total darkness for possibly 2 minutes and 40 seconds within a 70 mile radius on August 21, 2017.

Dave DeBruyn and George Lessens will give a presentation on Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm called “Where to Go and What to See” taking place at the Grand Rapids Public Museum located at 272 Pearl Street NW in Grand Rapids. This presentation will give the public useful knowledge during this special August event.

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.

21st Lowell Community Expo

21st Lowell Community Expo

March 25 -- Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Lowell Area Schools, and our exclusive business sponsor, R & K Roadside Service, proudly present the 21st Annual Lowell Area Community Expo on Saturday, March 25. This is one of the choice networking opportunities the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce offers our businesses, churches, schools, municipalities and organizations. The Expo is held at Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes Street, in both gyms, café, plus the hallways from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This offers an excellent opportunity for the community to increase their awareness of the products and services provided and/or manufactured in the greater Lowell area. Exhibitors also gain the opportunity to develop sales, sales leads and customer contacts.

Public Night at the Observatory on Saturday

Public Night at the Observatory on Saturday

The public is invited to experience sky objects above, 2 Saturdays a month through October at the James C. Veen Observatory.

Visitors have the opportunity to experience the night skies on Saturday, September 24 from 8:30pm to midnight with Veen Observatory telescopes and member’s equipment. The night sky will feature Saturn and Neptune, along with deep Sky Objects such as nebulas, galaxies & various star clusters.This is also a chance to tour the facility & check out the audio visual presentation about the Observatory & the GRAAA.

This Public Night takes place only if the sky is clear. Starting times vary with the sunset. It is a quarter mile walk from the parking area to the top of the hill. If need, ask the lot attendant about assistance to the Observatory.

James C. Veen Observatory is located at 3308 Kissing Rock Ave. SE in Lowell Twp., MI 49331.