For residents of Mackinac, Cheboygan, or Emmet counties, for one weekend, all Mackinac State Historic Parks mainland and discount the admission prices for all of our sites to what they were when we first began operating our modern museum programs for the public in 1958 (50 cents adults, 25 cents, children). This special offer includes […]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023 AT 8:30 PM History of the Universe: From the Big Bang to Recent History Join us and NOMAC at the Waterfront Event Center and we will trace the history of the universe from the big bang through the formation of the first atoms, to stars and the first galaxies. Then on […]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2023 AT 8:30 PM The Effects of Light Pollution on the Ecosystem Join us and NOMAC to discuss the main sources of light pollution in our world. What are the effects on humans, animals, vegetation and ecosystems? How much energy are we wasting producing the excess light pollution and what are some […]
The Fort Michilimackinac Reenactment recreates events that took place between the French, British and Native tribes of the Straits Area on June 2, 1763. Activities taking place all weekend May 27th-29th!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2023 AT 8:30 PM James Webb Space Telescope Mission Update James Webb Space Telescope has been fully operational for about a year now. Launched on Christmas Day, 2021, it is the first of the next generation of space telescopes. This presentation by NOMAC will explore the technology of this new instrument and […]
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2023 AT 8 PM Comets, Broom Stars of the Night Sky with Kevin Dehne We will be discussing a brief history of comets, how best to observe them, and equipment needed. What are comets? Where do they come from? How have they effected the Earth and other planets in the solar system? […]
. THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2023 AT 8 PM – 9 PM Northern Lights and Spectroscopy with Aurelian Balan What are the northern lights and how do we see them? Formally called the aurora borealis, those beautiful reds, greens, and purples in the sky are an atmospheric phenomenon resulting from complex interactions between solar particles and […]