Saturday, October 8, 2022
Ball State University Libraries, Delaware County Historical Society, Minnetrista Museum & Gardens, and Muncie Public Library have teamed up again and invite you to bring your local photographs and documents to a Community Scan Day! We will scan your items for possible inclusion in our digital community archives. Keep your original items and gain a digital copy on a free flash drive.
Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science. Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets.
There will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana in just two years. A total solar eclipse is such a spectacular event, it is never too early to start planning for one. Come learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights.
What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
Late Nite At The Museum! Join us on the 2nd Floor of the Student Center for a DIY Gift Shop, Sculpture Class, A Living Statue, Make Your Own "Bad Art," and Open Mic Party, PLUS! Fazoli's Pasta and Breadsticks!