Stars Rising: Why U-M's Detroit Observatory Matters and Where It's Going

Why is an observatory in Ann Arbor named for Detroit? What made the Detroit Observatory a milestone for the University of Michigan and American higher education? How was the Observatory central to the growth of American astronomical science, when did it lose that role, and how did it get it back? And who were some of the people who made it all happen? Gary Krenz of the University’s Bentley Historical Library will explore these and other questions in this talk.

Ann Arbor Wayzgoose & Printing Festival | Voices in Print Speaker Series

The Voices in Print Speaker Series features three printmakers working in the field today. Each will speak for 20-30 minutes on how they are involved in printmaking & related topics.

The series includes: 

  • 10:30–11:00am: Amos Kennedy of Amos Kennedy Prints
  • 11–11:30am: Sarah Brown of Questionable Press
  • 11:30 am–noon: Greg Walters, Typecaster & Printer will discuss Artistic Printing and the Printer's International Specimen Exchange.

Drop in to hear any of these dynamic speakers during our celebration of printmaking!

Getting Started in Stock Photography

Have you ever wondered if you could make money from your photography? Are you ready for a new challenge, or just want to experience the thrill of seeing your photograph in national publications? Local photographer Susan Montgomery will explain what stock photography is, share her journey with photography, and walk you through the steps to help you get started in stock photography using examples from her own work. 

Climate Change and Migration: A Talk and Community Conversation

Join us for a talk about climate-related migration and what that might mean for the Midwest. Dr. Matt Hauer of Florida State University will share his research on sea level rise, climate change, and migration, followed by a community conversation about climate change and potential migration-related shifts in the Midwest.

This event is in partnership with the City of Ann Arbor.