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Explore the Night Sky at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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May 9, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Platte River Point, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Empire, MI United States


Lisa Griebel

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be offering a series of monthly astronomy programs this year. Join park rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) for a guided exploration of our night sky on May 9 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. at Platte River Point. Get out on the beach to view the night sky! View the moon, Jupiter and Mars.

For all astronomy events, bring a flashlight for the walk back to your car and bug spray, if needed. Park Rangers and GTAS staff will be wearing red glow bracelets at the events.  

The monthly Star Parties will be cancelled during inclement weather. The decision is usually made three hours in advance. Please call park rangers at 231-326-4700, ext. 5005, for a voicemail message with the decision.

All programs are free. Participants need only purchase the Park Entrance Pass or have an Annual Pass displayed in their vehicle to join in the fun. For more information about the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society, go to http://www.gtastro.org/. Visit Sleeping Bear’s webiste at http://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/explore-the-night-sky.htm