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2022 News Releases

Oct01

International Observe the Moon Day - Join the Astronomical Society and NMC’s Jerry Dobek, head of the Astronomy and Science Departments, for Solar Observation outside the Dennos Museum. Admission to the museum will be free. While at the museum, visit the Observing With NASA Kiosk in the Discovery Gallery to take, create, and share your own amazing space images, and learn about astro imaging technologies. In the evening, observe the moon at the NMC Observatory.  More »

Oct01

Larry McCray - In 2021, Blues Without You, Larry’s latest, a 12-track release was recorded on famed blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive nonprofit label with producer Josh Smith, a partnership that has also spawned a video and a documentary. “Larry’s still a relatively young man, with a lot to say, and the world needs to know who he is. It’s the perfect time to have a rebirth of his music,” Bonamassa says.  More »

Oct06

Color of Care Free Screening - Join us for a free screening of the Color of Care in Milliken Auditorium. Before the show, enjoy some light refreshments. A discussion will be held with a panel of local experts afterward. Using moving personal testimony, expert interviews, and disturbing data the film reveals the impact of racism on health, serving as an urgent warning of what must be done to save lives.  More »

Oct09

Second Sunday Art Project - Space - Make your own space themed artwork from 1:00 - 3:00 PM in the Sculpture Court with some of the museum’s docents. While at the museum, work with real data from NASA telescopes and satellites using our Observing With NASA Kiosk in the Discovery Gallery.  More »

Oct12

Into the Wild Tibet - Free Screening - North of the Himalayas and three miles above sea level stretches a land barely glimpsed by the outside world: the Tibetan Plateau. Here, packs of wolves, herds of chiru antelope, and small families of pika struggle to survive and raise their young in one of the harshest environments on Earth. Spend a year in this land of extremes and follow its creatures, from the top of the food chain to the bottom, as they embark on dangerous migrations, dodge diving predators, and adapt to the plateau's thin air, impossible terrain, and punishing weather.  More »

Oct19

Nobuntu - Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim, for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. Nobuntu was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards in London in 2015 and are currently a two-time winner for the Best Imbube Group at the Bulawayo Arts Awards.  More »

Nov05

Holiday Artist Market - We warmly invite you to kick-off your holiday shopping and support local and Michigan artists at our beloved 23rd annual Holiday Artist Market on Friday, November 4th & Saturday, November 5th!  More »

Nov11

Alex Cuba - Born in Artemisa, Cuba, Alexis Puentes was immersed in music at a very young age, joining his father’s group of 24 guitarists. Alex then went on to study electric and upright bass and touring and recording nationally and internationally. In 1999, Alex moved to Victoria, B.C., Canada where he recorded an album titled Morumba Cubana alongside his twin brother Adonis. His latest album, Mendó, won Best Latin Pop Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards.  More »

Nov12

Family Night at the NMC Observatory - In celebration of the NASA Kiosk at DMC, enjoy a Family Night at the NMC Observatory. This extra special night will include planetary observations. Observatory nights are weather dependent, so be sure to check out gtastro.org for updates!  More »

Nov16

Disasters at Sea - The Arctic Rose Mystery - Free Screening - Witness the final moments of the Arctic Rose, and discover why the trawler sank so quickly into the Bering Sea.  More »

Dec03

Observing with NASA - Family Day - Enjoy free admission to the museum and make your own astronomical images using the Observing With NASA Kiosk in the Discovery Gallery. Learn to make a comet and about moon phases with the help of the Astronomical Society from 1:00 - 2:00PM. Afterwards, head over to Milliken Auditorium to learn more about the Observing With NASA Kiosk and the science behind the imaging used by the Hubble Telescope with a presentation by Jerry Dobek, Head of the Astronomy and Science Departments at Northwestern Michigan College.  More »