A Really Strange and Mysterious Star (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's City Club, 254 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Presented by Garry Beckstrom, Director, Beckstrom Observatory


The universe is full of mysterious wonders, but astronomers have found one particular star that has baffled them for almost 200 years. Join Garry Beckstrom for an entertaining talk about this most mysterious of stars, and how we are finally beginning to unravel it's strange behavior.

About the Speaker

Garry Beckstrom is the Director of the Beckstrom Observatory, home of the largest research telescope in Michigan. He became an amateur astronomer at a young age, and has been a planetarium astronomer for close to four decades. Garry was the Director of the Delta College Planetarium, until he retired a few years ago, and he is a Past-President of both the Sunset Astronomical Society in Bay City, and the Great Lakes Planetarium Association.

Additional Details

Meetings are open to the Public and are held in the Auditorium on the lower level. Please use the door on the south side of the building on the lower level (by parking lot).

After the meeting, join us at Vitale's Sports Bar, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

The Auditorium is wheelchair accessible via a lift immediately inside and to the left of the lower level door.

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