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Astronomy Fest

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Details

Date:
July 23, 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=3332194-307230

Venue

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
9922 West Front Street
Empire, MI 49630 United States
Phone:
231-326-4700
Website:
http://www.nps.gov/slbe

Organizer

Lisa Griebel
Phone:
231-326-4700
Email:
lisa_griebel@nps.gov
Website:
www.nps.gov/slbe

It’s Astronomy Fest–all astronomy all day!

Join park rangers and the GTAS in an all-day Astronomy Festival. Family activities and a special presentation, “The Most Amazing 100 Years of Astronomical Discovery, 1916 – 2016” by Bob Moler, of the GTAS, will kick off the event at the Visitor Center. Safely examine the sun up close with a solar telescope during the afternoon at the Dune Climb, participate in kid and family activities throughout the day, attend programs and presentations about our night sky, and then relax under the stars at Platte Point to observe the summer constellations along with Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.

(1:00 – 3:00 p.m.), Visitor Center
(4:00 – 6:00 p.m.), Dune Climb parking lot
(9:00 – 11:00 p.m.), Platte Point

Location: Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire
Time: 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Fee Information: Park pass required
Contact Name: Lisa Griebel
Contact Phone Number: 231-326-4726