March 16, 2023 7:00 pm
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“Mirror, Mirror in the Basement, What is the Faintest Star You Can See?”: U-M Detroit Observatory Science@DO.

U-M astronomy professor Pat Seitzer discusses the story of a 98-inch mirror, which arrived at U-M in the 1930s intended for use in a never-built reflecting telescope in Dexter, and then sat in the Detroit Observatory basement for decades before being shipped off to the UK where it became the first mirror in the Isaac Newton telescope at Herstmonceux. 7 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Preregistration required at Free. 764–3482.