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Abrams Planetarium to Display Michigan Meteorites

Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State University has received a grant of $97,259.00 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will enable the planetarium to update its exhibition space with a new display featuring its collection of meteorites, which includes seven specimens of the 10 known Michigan meteorites.

Project staff will work with consultants and partners from MSU, including the MSU Museum, School of Journalism, and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The exhibition will respond to visitor surveys expressing interest in content on the solar system and space travel and will expand the ways in which the planetarium educators can engage visitors with space science. The planetarium will create both tangible and media-based interactive components to engage visitors as well as a web-based version of the exhibition.

For more information, see the Institute of Museum and Library Services article here.