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| Thursday, July 25, 2013



EMU PLANETARIUM'S SUMMER SHOW LINE-UP: The EMU planetarium has a "star-studded" line-up of movies planned to entertain and educate its audiences. All shows will be viewed in the planetarium, located at 402 Mark Jefferson Science Complex. Tickets must be purchased in advance from any EMU ticket office or online at EMU Tickets. Below are the dates, times and details for each movie:

"The Little Star That Could" story is about Little Star, an average yellow star searching for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced to the audience with basic information about our solar system. Show date is Saturday, July 27, 2 p.m. Run time is 35 minutes. This movie is appropriate for all ages and recommended for families. Each "Little Star" show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time of 7 minutes. Visit The Little Star That Could Movie to watch a preview. 

"Galileo: The Power of the Telescope" Two eyes and two pieces of glass revolutionized human understanding 400 years ago. The eyes belonged to Galileo Galilei, and the curved pieces of glass were the lenses of his telescope. In "Galileo: The Power of the Telescope," you'll learn Galileo's personal and powerful story, and explore how his discoveries displaced long-held views about the universe. Narrated by Dava Sobel, author of the award-winning biography Galileo's Daughter. Show date will be Saturday, July 27, at 3:15 p.m. This show is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Run time is 30 minutes. Each "Galileo" Show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time 15 minutes.

Visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/emuplanetarium. Contact Norbert Vance at nvance@emich.edu or Tom Kasper at tkasper@emich.edu for further details about the planetarium.


FAREWELL PARTY FOR JON MARGERUM-LEYS: The College of Education cordially invites the campus community to a retirement party for Jon Margerum-Leys on Thursday, August 1, 3 - 5 p.m., room 300 in the Student Center. Remarks will be presented at 4 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Pauline Banks at 487-1415 or email at pbanks@emich.edu.


VISIT THE GREEN TENT AT THE HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Stop by and visit the GREEN TENT at the Heritage Festival on Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18, 12 - 6 p.m., at Riverside Park in Depot Town. Sponsored by the City of Ypsilanti and EMU. Visit with folks from the Huron River Watershed Council, sustainably focused vendors, MIDEQ and the Washtenaw County Solid Waste coordinator and learn more about how you can contribute. They will have educational displays, workshops and children's activities such as painting and a butterfly tent. The GREEN tent will be located on the southeast end of the festival, near the river and Native American Encampment. Hope to see you there!


WASHTENAW COUNTY ANNUAL FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF EVENT: The Washtenaw County Home Toxic Reduction Program will have a regional environmental cleanup/free hazardous waste drop-off day on Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at EMU's Rynearson Stadium. County members and EMU students can bring materials such as; traditional recyclables, electronic equipment, freon appliances, household hazardous materials such as paint, oil, & cleaning supplies, old furniture or tires. Please contact 734-222-3827 for additional information or for questions on what to do with hazardous materials on campus, call the Physical Plant at 487-3591.

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