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March 2020

Community Photographers Invitation Day at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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FREE

Tripods welcome. Bring your camera and your creative eye to the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse on Ball State University Campus. With over 2,000 orchids, Ball State Univ. has the largest collegiate orchid collection in USA. This large and diverse species orchid collection is housed in the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, at Ball State University. Focus: Orchid education, conservation and research, displayed in a naturalistic setting. Free and open to the public.

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The Delaware County Substance Use Disorder Symposium

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
L.A. Pittenger Student Center, University Avenue
Muncie, 47306 United States
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FREE

The College of Health is sponsoring the 1st annual Delaware County Substance Use Disorder Symposium on Tuesday, March 10 from 10 - 3:30pm open to all students, practitioners, and the general public. The day consists of two optional trainings from 10-noon (Naloxone Administration or SBIRT, choose one) and two town hall panel discussions about effective community response to substance use disorder (12:30-3:30pm). The event is free of charge, but registration is required at the following link: https://dcsuds.eventbrite.com This symposium presents an…

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Wake Up, Woods Hike

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Munsee Woods, 5701 S 475 E
Muncie, Indiana 47302
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FREE

Celebrate the first day of spring with Red-tail Land Conservancy on Saturday, March 21st at 9:30am in Munsee Woods, a Red-tail nature preserve open to the public only a few days each year. This free all-ages hike will take you winding through the forest into grasslands and past vernal wetlands just beginning to thaw. Experience the woods as they wake up from a season of slumber and set the mood for your spring-time exploration in the coming months.

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April 2020

BSU School of Music- Virtual Concert Series

April 20 - April 26

Here is the Virtual Concert Series schedule for this week! More information: bsu.edu/music/webcasts Watch a performance: sites.bsu.edu/musiclive Monday, April 20 | 7:30 p.m. Chichester Psalms and more performed by our Ball State University Choirs from April 29, 2018 Tuesday, April 21 | 7:30 p.m. Musical Arts Quintet from December 3, 2019 Wednesday, April 22 | 7:30 p.m. Ball State University Jazz Ensembles from February 12, 2020 Thursday, April 23 | 7:30 p.m. Ball State Symphony Orchestra (Revueltas, Mozart, and Respighi)…

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Write Now: Mexican Modernity – Online

April 22 @ 12:00 pm
free

Join this online event to see selected works of art in the "Mexican Modernity: 20th-Century Paintings in the Zapanta Collection" and write something inspired by the collection, e.g. haiku, ekphrastic poetry, or your choice to share with others on the video conference. See the DOMA "Writing Guide" at the bottom of bsu.edu/doma/learn for ideas! To preview the discussion topic, visit bsu.edu/doma/exhibitions to learn more about the Zapanta collection. This event is free and open to the public via WebEx. Join by clicking the link…

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Online Staff Spotlight: What Does a Curator Do?

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
free

Join Dr. Robert La France, director, and Lilly McClung, curatorial assistant and Ball State University student, to ask them questions about the work they do researching and writing about works of art and planning for exhibitions. Submit your questions to artmuseum@bsu.edu by Monday, April 27, at 12 noon. Some live questions will be answered during the program too. This event is free and open to the public via WebEx. Join by clicking the link below at noon on April 29…

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May 2020

Out of this World Laughter Yoga- Charles W Brown Planetarium at BSU

May 1 @ 11:00 am

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page. To join us live with a webcam (via Zoom) email planetarium@bsu.edu with your name and we'll get you the event link! On Friday, May 1, we will host a special space-themed laughter yoga session led by Cindy Cash, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. Cindy’s passion is education, particularly in non-traditional and alternative environments – which fits in perfectly with the planetarium’s informal education efforts. All ages are welcome! This presentation is…

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A Twinkling for Sea Turtles #YourUniverse Event – Online

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sea turtles at a planetarium?? Yes, there is a natural connection! Join Dr. Tom J. McConnell for the first "virtual outreach" event Conservation Tales has ever done. The presentation will be live on Facebook, and I will share information about how the moon and stars play an important role in the hatching of sea turtles. We'll also talk about the impact that light pollution has on these popular reptiles, and how people are changing their behavior to help sea turtles.…

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Better Know An Asteroid #Your Universe- Virtual Event

May 29 @ 11:00 am

Charles W. Brown Planetarium Asteroids lack the name recognition of planets. And they aren't mixed up in the controversy that keeps dwarf planets in the news. But they are incredibly interesting objects to study. In the next few years, spacecrafts will return asteroid samples to Earth and new missions will launch to study more asteroids. Right now, there are telescopes scanning the sky for these tiny worlds. So, what's all the fuss about? Join Justin Bartel, an astronomer from the…

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June 2020

Juno @ Jupiter Virtual Event – Charles W Brown Planetarium

June 5 @ 11:00 am
free

Join us as we check out what NASA’s Juno spacecraft is telling us about the largest planet in our Solar System. Instruments on Juno are revealing swirling clouds, intense aurora, and deep weather systems - including information on the Great Red Spot. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter may hold some of the answers to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our Solar System during its formation. Come learn what we are discovering during this virtual event.

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The Radio JOVE Project at Ball State Virtual Event

June 12 @ 11:00 am

Students at Ball State are working with the astronomer, Dr. Todd Vaccaro, to build and use a "Decametric Radio Telescope" through NASA's Radio JOVE Project. This project engages students, allowing them to observe and analyze natural radio emissions of celestial objects like Jupiter, the Sun, and our galaxy. Come learn more about this project and why Jupiter is of such great interest to radio astronomers. Watch live at www.facebook.com/brownplanetarium/live on Friday, June 12 at 11 am ET. Can't catch it live? Visit…

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#YourUniverse Online Series | Saturn – Charles W Brown Planetarium

June 15

Join us online as we explore a different astronomical object in #YourUniverse every week. In this case, we will be taking two weeks to explore planet Saturn.!You and your loved ones can follow along with any of our social media accounts: Facebook @BrownPlanetarium · Twitter @BSUPlanetarium · Instagram @BrownPlanetariumWith posts every day, you will learn about space, partake in trivia and activities, and even have the chance to join us in hangout sessions where you can ask your space questions…

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The Rings of Saturn & Beyond Live Virtual Event – Charles W Brown Planetarium

June 19 @ 11:00 am

Saturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004, the Cassini spacecraft reached Saturn and sent back volumes of data to help answer these questions. Learn the history of the discovery of Saturn’s rings and explore the many features seen by the Cassini spacecraft and others during this live event.Watch live at www.facebook.com/brownplanetarium/live on Friday, June 19 at…

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Could there be life on Saturn’s moons? – Virtual Event

June 26 @ 11:00 am

Could there be life on Saturn’s moons? Virtual Event Clues from life on Earth Can life exist elsewhere in the Solar System? By examining our own planet, scientists continually discover organisms that challenge our understanding of the conditions where life can thrive. This tells us that the harsh conditions of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus and Titan, could still potentially support life. Join us as we explore life on Earth, and look at how life might exist on other worlds. Watch live…

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Final Friday – Online! – David Owsley Museum of Art

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join emcees C.S. Hendershot and Michael A. Mares for a virtual PechaKucha experience inspired by the David Owsley Museum of Art’s Final Fridays. People have often asked for a summer “Final Friday” experience, so we are trying something new! Hear the same inspiring talks – this time on Facebook Live. Stay for music and video collages by DJ Jannell inspired by summer and the themes of bridges and borders, and celebrate art and community! 7 pm Online Summer PechaKucha Talks…

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#YourUniverse Online Series | Uranus & Neptune – Charles W Brown Planetarium

June 29

Join us online as we explore a different astronomical object in #YourUniverse every week. In this case, we will be exploring planets Uranus and Neptune!You and your loved ones can follow along with any of our social media accounts: Facebook @BrownPlanetarium · Twitter @BSUPlanetarium · Instagram @BrownPlanetarium. With posts every day, you will learn about space, partake in trivia and activities, and even have the chance to join us in hangout sessions where you can ask your space questions live.…

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July 2020

A Panel for Pluto | Virtual Event

July 10 @ 11:00 am

Join faculty and staff from Ball State's Department of Physics & Astronomy as they answer your questions about Pluto, dwarf planets, the Kuiper belt, and more! Submit a question ahead of time or bring your questions to the live event! Watch live at www.facebook.com/brownplanetarium/live on Friday, July 10 at 11 am ET. No Facebook account is needed. Can't catch it live? Visit the webpage after the event ends to see a recording of it. This presentation is apart of the Brown Planetarium's…

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2020 Scale Aerobatic National Championships

July 11 - July 15
Academy of Model Aeronautics, 5161 E. Memorial Dr.
Muncie, IN 47302 United States
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The 2020 Scale Aerobatics National Championships (NATS). IMAC Competition for all IMAC Regions, including any Internation Region Guests. Saturday, July 11, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pilots Meeting, Judges Briefing, Unknowns Distributed Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM IMAC Competition - First Round of Freestyle Monday, July 13, 2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM IMAC Competition - Second Round of Freestyle Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM IMAC Competition 6:00 PM - 9:00…

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Exoplanet Discoveries #YourUniverse Virtual Event – Charles W Brown Planetarium

July 17 @ 11:00 am

This week we are leaving our solar system behind as we explore other stars and planets in our galaxy. Come explore the variety of distant worlds scientists have found during this live event. Join #BallState grad, Daniel Brossard, in learning how you can be a part of the search for these extra-solar planetary systems. Watch live at www.facebook.com/brownplanetarium/live on Friday, July 17 at 11 am ET. No Facebook account is needed. Can't catch it live? Visit the webpage after the event ends…

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AMA National Fun Fly

July 24 - July 26
Academy of Model Aeronautics, 5161 E. Memorial Dr.
Muncie, IN 47302 United States
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Want to make new friends, fly your favorite aircraft, and eat? $10 landing fee includes three days of flying with dinner and a membership meeting Saturday night! Contest Director: Randy Cameron, AMA Vice President (417) 830-9211 flyrc@modelaircraft.org

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