Stars in your Eyes

Did you observe the “Super Moon” this past Saturday night?

Image by Marco Langbroek, the Netherlands, using a Canon EOS 450D + Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar MC 180mm lens.

A “Super Moon” is a description of the Moon at its closest approach to the Earth during its elliptical orbit. Meaning we see a larger view of the moon than normal.

From the lecture series at the Volbrecht Planetarium, you can learn about the moon, planets, stars, constellations, galaxies, the universe, telescopes, the solar system, and a whole lot more from well-known lecturer and comical astronomer, Mike Best.

I’ve been among the 250,000 or so people whom have been inspired and entertained by Mike’s lectures.

The Vollbrecht Planetarium, features a Spitz A-3PR star projector, 70 upholstered seats, and a 30-foot dome; ranks among the finest in southeast Michigan. Vollbrecht Planetarium is located at Adler Elementary School, 19100 Filmore, Southfield.

“The Volbrecht Planetarium offers eight different 90 minute astronomy programs. Each show is designed for novice star gazers as well as advanced amateur astronomers. Each program offers a lecture, star show, a Q&A period, handouts and door prizes. Private planetarium shows are available for groups. For further information on public  and private shows, call the Planetarium at 248-746-8880, Mike Best at 734-459-2378or e-mail at”

The 2012 Spring Series:

  • The Life and Death of A Star & Star Groups & Early Spring Sky 04/20
  • Nebulae and Aurora & Early Spring Skies 04/27
  • The Milky Way, Galaxies, Cosmology & Mid-Spring Skies 05/04
  • History of the Universe & Mid-Spring Skies 05/11
  • Binoculars, Telescopes & Mid-Spring Skies 05/18
  • Searching for ET’s, Space Travel & Late Spring Skies 05/25
  • The Earth, Moon, Seasons, Auroras & Late Spring Skies 06/01
  • Our 13 Planet Solar System, Comets, Asteroids & Summer Skies 06/08

For more information contact: 248.796.4620



Chita Hunter

Technology Instructor, Writer, Presenter, Video Tutorials and Podcasts. MacGroup Detroit, InDesign User Group, InDesign Magazine, Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast. Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator. Trains corporations and individuals. Instructor: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat Professional Pro Continuing Education and Professional Development at Schoolcraft College. For Hire ;-) 

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