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Astronomy Day 2015

Held at the Portage District Library and Kalamazoo Nature Center on April 25th. This years theme was "Small Worlds & the Hubble Space Telescope." The Keynote Presentation was given by Dr. Frank Summers, an outreach astrophysicist from the Space Telescope Science Institute.

AD2K15 won Quality Event Year After Year in the Astronomy Day Award.

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Astronomy Day 2014

Held at the Portage District Library and Kalamazoo Nature Center on May 10th. Featured attractions included Night Sky Presentations by KAS members Joe Comiskey, Mike Sinclair, and Richard Bell. The Keynote Presentation was given by Michael Bakich, a Senior Editor at Astronomy magazine.


AD2K14 won Best Event in the medium population category of the Astronomy Day Award.

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Astronomy Day 2013

Held at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and Kalamazoo Nature Center on April 20th. Featured attractions included a full-scale inflatable model of the Curiosity rover and presentations on the past, present and future exploration of Mars. Presentations were giving by Dr. David Strauss (Professor Emeritus of History at Kalamazoo College), Harvey Elliott (University of Michigan graduate student), and Dr. Benjamin Longmier (Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan).


AD2K13 won Quality Event Year After Year in the Astronomy Day Award.

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Astronomy Day 2012

Held at the Air Zoo and Kalamazoo Nature Center on April 21st. Featured attractions included a keynote presentation by Dr. Jill Tarter, Science Working Group member for NASA's Kepler Space Telescope and Director of the Center for SETI Research, presentations of Our Last Transit of Venus by Richard Bell, and Starlab Planetarium shows by Mike Sinclair and Richard Bell.

AD2K12 won Best Event in the medium population category of the Astronomy Day Award.

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Astronomy Day 2011

Held at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and Kalamazoo Nature Center on May 7th. Featured attractions included a keynote presentation by Dr. Mike Brown, Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, and performances of Cooking Up A Comet by Richard Bell.

AD2K11 won Quality Event Year After Year and Best New Idea in the Astronomy Day Award.


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Astronomy Day 2010

Held at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and WMU Fetzer Center on April 24th. Featured attractions included a keynote presentation by retired NASA astronaut Story Musgrave and performances of The Stargazer's Apprentice by Michael Francis.

AD2K10 won Best Event in the medium population category of the Astronomy Day Award.


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Astronomy Day 2009

Held at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and Kalamazoo Nature Center on May 30th. Featured attractions included a keynote presentation by the "Bad Astronomer" Dr. Phil Plait and performances of The Starry Messenger by Michael Francis as Galileo.

AD2K9 won Best Event in the medium population category of the Astronomy Day Award.


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Astronomy Day 2008

Held at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on April 18th. Our themes were the Sun and Mercury.

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Astronomy Day 2007

Held at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on April 21st. Our theme was space telescopes (Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra).

AD2K7 received an honorable mention in Sky & Telescope's Astronomy Day Award.


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Astronomy Day 2006

Held at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on April 22nd. Our theme was Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

AD2K6 received an honorable mention in Sky & Telescope's Astronomy Day Award.

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Astronomy Day 2004

Held at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on June 19th. Our theme was the ringed-planet Saturn.




Astronomy Day 2003

Held at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on June 21st. Our theme was the red planet Mars.
 



Astronomy Day 2002

Held at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on June 22nd. Our theme was the solar system.