Michigan State University (MSU) Museum is proud to announce its collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution on the upcoming Sally’s Night program. As part of the nationwide celebration honoring the 40th anniversary of Dr. Sally Ride’s first spaceflight, the MSU Museum, along with 20 other Smithsonian Affiliate organizations, will host space-themed activities on Saturday, June 24 at 8:30PM.
The event, held at the Abrams Planetarium, promises an exciting evening of stargazing after sunset, as well as the opportunity to view the Moon and the planet Venus through telescopes. Coordinated by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Sally’s Night aims to recognize and celebrate women in STEM, paying tribute to Dr. Sally Ride’s remarkable legacy as an astronaut, physicist, educator, and advocate for young people. This event aligns with the nationwide efforts of Smithsonian Affiliates, who will also be organizing events focused on women and underrepresented genders in science, technology, engineering, and math.
“As Michigan’s first Smithsonian Affiliate, we’re excited to bring unique programming like Sally’s Night to our community” said MSU Museum Director Devon Akmon. “This affiliation not only allows us to honor trailblazers like Dr. Sally Ride, but also underscores our commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity in STEM fields.”
This program is in partnership with Abrams Planetarium and the MSU Observatory. Before Sally’s Night activities begin, discover the wonders of our sun in the planetarium show Sunstruck starting at 8:00PM.
Admission to Sally Night is free, but registration is required. Register here.
More information about the national Sally’s Night celebration can be found at airandspace.si.edu/sallysnight .
“This project received Federal support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative Pool, administered by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum.”