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June 2022

Preserving Family History

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Heirlooms such as baby photos, homemade quilts, and antique pocket watches are a vital and tangible part of your family’s story. Learn how to incorporate museum and archival practices into your routine so these treasures can be passed down to the next generation. Participants are encouraged to bring artifacts to the workshop for specific discussion and review. Instructor: Maria VanVreede, board member, Delaware County Historical Society; Baylor University graduate with a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies No charge.…

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July 2022

“Destination Mars” Planetarium Show

July 1 @ 3:30 pm
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Ever wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will…

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“We Are Astronomers” Planetarium Show

July 1 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Narrated by David Tennant, we explore what exactly astronomers do in this new program. Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. This program reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe and features info on NASA’s recently-launched James Webb Space Telescope. Most suitable for ages 8+, all ages are welcome. Showtimes subject to change due to nearby construction.

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“Eclipse 2024: The Sun Revealed!” Planetarium Show

July 1 @ 6:30 pm
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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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. Most suitable for ages 10+, all ages are welcome.…

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Tea & Talk: Past, Present, & Future – The Formal Garden

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $16; member discounts apply Join us for this Tea & Talk as Horticulture Manager James Edwards shares about the past, present, and future of a beloved Minnetrista garden, the Formal Garden. He will give insight into the horticulture and gardening themes of our campus and the deeply rooted history of these unique places. Enjoy tea and hors d'oeuvres while you learn about gardens at Minnetrista.

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“Destination Mars” Planetarium Show

July 15 @ 3:30 pm
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Ever wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will…

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“We Are Astronomers” Planetarium Show

July 15 @ 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Narrated by David Tennant, we explore what exactly astronomers do in this new program. Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. This program reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe and features info on NASA’s recently-launched James Webb Space Telescope. Most suitable for ages 8+, all ages are welcome. Showtimes subject to change due to nearby construction.

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“Eclipse 2024: The Sun Revealed!” Planetarium Show

July 15 @ 6:30 pm
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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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. Most suitable for ages 10+, all ages are welcome.…

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August 2022

Tea & Talk: Ed Ball – A Visionary Founder

August 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $16; member discounts apply Join Jessica Jenkins, Minnetrista’s Vice President of Collections and Storytelling, for an intimate look at Ed Ball – one of Minnetrista’s visionary founders. In the more than thirty years since opening its doors, Minnetrista has become a beloved institution in the Muncie community. Highlighting photos and documents from Minneterista’s Heritage Collection, this talk will explore Minnetrista’s founding and Ed Ball’s role in creating an organization that continues to carry on the Ball family legacy today.

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“Big Astronomy” Planetarium Show

August 12 @ 6:30 pm
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One event on August 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Explore world-class observatories, learn why Chile is an ideal environment for astronomy, and meet some of the diverse people who make BIG discoveries possible. Most suitable for ages 10+, all ages are welcome. Showtimes subject to change due to nearby construction.

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“Big Astronomy” Planetarium Show

August 19 @ 6:30 pm
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One event on August 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Explore world-class observatories, learn why Chile is an ideal environment for astronomy, and meet some of the diverse people who make BIG discoveries possible. Most suitable for ages 10+, all ages are welcome. Showtimes subject to change due to nearby construction.

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