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June 2020

Juno @ Jupiter Virtual Event – Charles W Brown Planetarium

June 5, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020

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, 2020 @ 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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Final Friday – Online! – David Owsley Museum of Art

June 26, 2020 @ 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, 2020

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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September 2020

That One Film Festival – Moved to Online

September 11, 2020 - September 12, 2020

"Just tune in to our Vimeo livestream on Friday between 5:45 PM and 9:30 PM and Saturday between 11:45 AM and 10:00 PM by clicking on the "Live Stream" button at thatonefilmfestival.com." This September 11th and 12th marks the return of That One Film Festival, Muncie’s own biennial experimental film festival. The two-day event will be a free livestreaming event available online where viewers can participate in the livestream content. Some programs in the film festival are PG-13 or R for language and adult content.  The two-day event is…

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A Day of Play! – Muncie Children’s Museum – FACEBOOK LIVE

September 26, 2020 - October 1, 2020

Grab your family or friends and join us in completing a list of challenges—both fun and educational—that bring the Muncie Children’s Museum to you! We’ll kick it off via Facebook live at 11am! Participants can pick up their clues and supplies at MCM from 12-3 (drive-thru) and then have 6 days to complete 10 challenges (at home & fun locations). Throughout the challenge, participants can wear their event t-shirts, take a selfie or video when completing challenges and share to…

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October 2020

The Fall 2020 Muncie YART – A Yard Sale for Art

October 1, 2020 - October 15, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in Muncie, the Fall 2020 Muncie YART - a Yard Sale for Art - has gone online! All Art is under $40! All Art is welcome! All YART Artists handle their own sales! SALE goes LIVE on October 1st!

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Online Laughter Yoga hosted by the David Owsley Museum of Art

October 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cindy Cash, Certified Laughter Yoga Specialist, presents Laughter Yoga with humorous art. This online session will help demonstrate how to strengthen your immune system with yoga breathing techniques. Anyone can join this low impact aerobic exercise. Audio needed, video optional; no mats or other special equipment required other than your laughter. Register at https://commerce.cashnet.com/BALL_EMS023... by October 14 to receive the Zoom meeting link via email before the program. This session is in partnership with Working Well at Ball State University.

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Halloween: Celestial Origins, a 360 degree virtual experience

October 18, 2020 - October 31, 2020

Missing the Brown Planetarium? Love our Halloween program? This year, you can watch it on YouTube 360 as if you were inside our planetarium at Ball State. Just click the link below and enjoy! https://youtu.be/KYdpBc5h51A Learn the history of Halloween and see how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this 360 degree experience from Ball State University, the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts, and the Brown Planetarium. The program highlights an original script by Dayna Thompson…

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Express Talk: New Views of Art by Women

October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join Denise Mahoney, DOMA registrar and collection manager, for an online talk on the work of Margo Hoff and others in the current special exhibition "20/20: Twenty Women Artists of the Twentieth Century." Register here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/BALL_EMS023... by October 19 to receive a link to the event via email.

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Cooking Class, Chef Jyll Everman

October 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

After a 2 month stint competing on Food Network’s Food Network Star, Jyll quickly realized she loved teaching on camera! Jyll’s approach to cooking resides in her personal acronym M.I.T.G: Make It Taste Good! After professionally cooking for 12 years, Jyll is armed with tools, techniques, and tricks to teach the home cook how to make delicious food without the stress. Interested in attending? This event is free and open to the public. Simply reserve your spot by registering at the link below.…

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Eerie Muncie: Tales from the Dark Side of Local History

October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us October 28 at 7pm for this panel discussion about some scary happenings and hauntings related to the “Notable Women of Muncie and Delaware County.” This Zoom presentation will feature historic photographs, maps, newspaper articles, and ghost stories of Muncie past. Staff from Ball State University Libraries, the Delaware County Historical Society, Minnetrista, and Muncie Public Library will fascinate and frighten. Please register to receive the meeting link. https://bsu.zoom.us/.../tJMqc-ugrjIiEtAuD3synKeY4ySmil2bKda- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information…

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Final Friday – Online!

October 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join emcees Renae Mayes and Erin Williams for a virtual PechaKucha experience inspired by the David Owsley Museum of Art’s Final Fridays. Hear the same inspiring talks – this time on Facebook Live. Stay for music and video collages by DJ Jannell inspired by the "20/20" exhibition and the theme of Resist & Persist, and celebrate art and community!

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November 2020

1st Annual Astronomy Slam – presented by Charles W Brown Planetarium

November 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

About 10 minutes a person – that is all the time Ball State students will get to share a piece of our universe with you on Facebook Live. During this virtual event, students will use amazing visuals to help them present in the most creative way they can while competing for the title of Astronomy Slam Champion! This year’s student presenters are Alec Neal, Belle Wines, Melanie Isenbarger, and Richard Gorby. You do not need a Facebook account to watch.…

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Drawing Class, Artist Will Sliney

November 9, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Will Sliney is an award-winning comic book artist, writer, and presenter. He has worked on titles such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, Defenders, Celtic Warrior (Ireland's best selling comic book), and many more, including over 100 issues for Marvel comics. He presented We Will Draw for RTE's Homeschool hub, launched the viral art movement #wewilldraw, and presents Marvel Live's How to Draw show including launching Marvel's Twitch Channel. Will also works for the Premier League, is an ambassador for the CUH Children's unit, and…

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TAJ MAHAL – LIVESTREAM

November 17, 2020

Emens Auditorium is proud to partner with the legendary @tajmahalblues (Taj Mahal) to bring you access to his first ever LIVESTREAM performance on November 17 at 6pm PT/9pm ET! Tickets are $20 and on sale now.  A portion of each ticket sold benefits Emens Auditorium. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, multi-GRAMMY® winner, multi-Blues Music Award winner, Blues Hall of Fame member and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement award recipient TAJ MAHAL streaming LIVE to the comforts of your own home from the…

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December 2020

Fisher/Shafer Holiday Pops Virtual Concert

December 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FREE

Join the Muncie Symphony Orchestra for festive holiday favorites at the annual Fisher|Shafer Holiday Pops family concert. The concert features holiday favorites from the Nutcracker, A Christmas Festival, a collection of Carols, and Sleigh Ride! Register at MuncieSymphony.org for a link to this free concert. Generously Supported By: Presenting Title Sponsor: Old National Bank Holiday Concert Sponsor: Westminster Village Muncie Concert Sponsors: Deltec Solutions, Shafer Foundation, and Ball Brothers Foundation Season Partners: Ball State PBS, Ball State University, Community Foundation…

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January 2021

Yoga + Music with Kylie Morgan

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Named to several country Artists to Watch lists, musician Kylie Morgan will be presenting a virtual event exclusively for Emens Auditorium. Featuring an interactive yoga experience as well as a private acoustic music set. Kylie will present this virtual experience via Zoom, allowing participants a unique way to personally interact with the artist. Interested in attending? This event is free and open to the public. Simply reserve your spot by registering at the link below. An email with virtual event details will…

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Constellation Crew -Charles W Brown Planetarium – FACEBOOK LIVE

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 19, 2021

One event on March 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University - Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky. Find out how you can spot each constellation on a clear night and learn what’s lurking in the darkness between the stars. www.facebook.com/BrownPlanetarium/live Check out the Brown Planetarium YouTube page afterwards for a recording of the event.

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February 2021

New Year’s Cooking Class, Chef Jyll Everman

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Returning by popular request! After a 2 month stint competing on Food Network’s Food Network Star, Jyll quickly realized she loved teaching on camera! Jyll’s approach to cooking resides in her personal acronym M.I.T.G: Make It Taste Good! After professionally cooking for 12 years, Jyll is armed with tools, techniques and tricks to teach the home cook how to make delicious food without the stress. Interested in attending? This event is free and open to the public. Simply reserve your spot by…

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Constellation Crew -Charles W Brown Planetarium – FACEBOOK LIVE

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 19, 2021

One event on March 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University - Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky. Find out how you can spot each constellation on a clear night and learn what’s lurking in the darkness between the stars. www.facebook.com/BrownPlanetarium/live Check out the Brown Planetarium YouTube page afterwards for a recording of the event.

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Constellation Crew -Charles W Brown Planetarium – FACEBOOK LIVE

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 19, 2021

One event on March 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University - Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky. Find out how you can spot each constellation on a clear night and learn what’s lurking in the darkness between the stars. www.facebook.com/BrownPlanetarium/live Check out the Brown Planetarium YouTube page afterwards for a recording of the event.

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Postcards from Masterworks Chorale – A Valentine’s Day Concert Online

February 13 - February 15

Masterworks Chorale presents its annual Valentine's concert "Postcards from Masterworks" with underwriting support from the Hamer and Phyllis Shafer Foundation. Join us for this online concert for its premiere at 5:00 pm Saturday, February 13, 2021 or view anytime until 8:00 a.m., Monday, February 15, 2021. The concert will feature Masterworks Chorale soloists and small ensembles, the Mark Buselli jazz quartet, and the Delta High School choir. This is a free concert with registration required at https://masterworksvalentine2021.eventbrite.com/. Donations to Masterworks…

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Constellation Crew -Charles W Brown Planetarium – FACEBOOK LIVE

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 19, 2021

One event on March 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University - Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky. Find out how you can spot each constellation on a clear night and learn what’s lurking in the darkness between the stars. www.facebook.com/BrownPlanetarium/live Check out the Brown Planetarium YouTube page afterwards for a recording of the event.

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March 2021

Constellation Crew -Charles W Brown Planetarium – FACEBOOK LIVE

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 19, 2021

One event on March 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University - Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky. Find out how you can spot each constellation on a clear night and learn what’s lurking in the darkness between the stars. www.facebook.com/BrownPlanetarium/live Check out the Brown Planetarium YouTube page afterwards for a recording of the event.

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Constellation Crew -Charles W Brown Planetarium – FACEBOOK LIVE

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 19, 2021

One event on March 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University - Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky. Find out how you can spot each constellation on a clear night and learn what’s lurking in the darkness between the stars. www.facebook.com/BrownPlanetarium/live Check out the Brown Planetarium YouTube page afterwards for a recording of the event.

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Constellation Crew -Charles W Brown Planetarium – FACEBOOK LIVE

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 19, 2021

One event on March 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University - Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky. Find out how you can spot each constellation on a clear night and learn what’s lurking in the darkness between the stars. www.facebook.com/BrownPlanetarium/live Check out the Brown Planetarium YouTube page afterwards for a recording of the event.

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Music On the Move – Muncie Children’s Museum

March 20 - March 25

We’re partnering with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra to bring you Music on the Move, presented by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Indiana Arts Commission, and the Community Foundation of Randolph County! Throughout the week, MSO Ensemble will perform 3 different pieces of music, to be featured on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram! You and your family can listen to each piece and then make an art piece inspired by the music. Then submit your pictures in the…

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Wheeler Orchid Collection Anniversary Celebration – 50 Years!

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sign up for this unique virtual program. Housed in educational and interpretive facility, the Wheeler-Thanhauser Orchid Collection and Species Bank, abbreviated as WOCSB, was originally donated to Ball State University in 1970 by W.O and Goldie Wheeler of Indianapolis. In 1987, over 400 orchids were donated by Al Thanhauser of Connecticut; and 1,000 plants were give by Dr. Charles Bracker of West Lafayette in 2008. In 2014, the WOCSB was moved from the original greenhouse to the new Dr. Joe…

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Constellation Crew -Charles W Brown Planetarium – FACEBOOK LIVE

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 19, 2021

One event on March 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University - Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky. Find out how you can spot each constellation on a clear night and learn what’s lurking in the darkness between the stars. www.facebook.com/BrownPlanetarium/live Check out the Brown Planetarium YouTube page afterwards for a recording of the event.

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July 2021

OPEN CURIOSITY, VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES

July 20 @ 6:30 pm
FREE

PlySpace, the artist in residence program of The Muncie Arts and Culture Council is excited to announce Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor. This workshop series will be led by Summer 2021 Virtual PlySpace Resident Carrie Dickason. The free, four-part workshop series will take place via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, beginning Tuesday, July 20 and ending Thursday, July 29. The program is open to ages 18+ and all skill levels. Registration is…

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