The Spartan Young Astronomer Club (SYAC) is for kids ages 8-12 who are curious and love learning about astronomy! These budding young astronomers will explore the wonders of the universe. Each month, SYAC members will have opportunities to explore a theme in astronomy through demonstrations, planetarium presentations, and hands-on activities. Please note that it is required an adult accompanies the children.
Usually the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. Check below to make sure as sometimes dates need to move due to other university activities.
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be at the Abrams Planetarium (755 Science Rd East Lansing MI 48824). On some occasions we may meet other places such as the MSU Observatory.
There is a small fee for SYAC so we can cover the costs of supplies. It is $5 per child each time you visit.
In general we do not require registration, but because of the COVID-19 situation we are requiring it for at least the first few meetings of 2021-2022. Registration for each meeting can be found below, next to the meeting date and topic. Please check the Spartan Young Astronomers page on the website before each meeting to see if registration is still required.
Sure, but please keep in mind that we gear the content to 8-12 years, so it may not be as interesting and engaging for younger or older kids. We will have an area set up with books and toys for younger siblings and coffee for parents to enjoy as well.
You can call the planetarium at 517-355-4676 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org