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Meet: the Director . . .
The Detroit Observatory is managed by the Bentley Historical Library and is under the direction of Gary Krenz.
Gary joined the Bentley as director for post-bicentennial planning in 2018. He previously served as executive director of the U-M Bicentennial Office from 2013 to 2018. He was special counsel to the U-M president, acting as an advisor on presidential initiatives, planning, issue management, and policy development.
and the Assistant Director
Austin Edmister serves as assistant director for astronomy at the Detroit Observatory. Austin holds a BS in physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MS in astrophysics from Michigan State University. He has over a decade of experience using telescopes and planetariums to teach about the wonders of the night sky.
and our student docents and staff.