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Star Party at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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June 8, 2013
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive #3 (park at Picnic Mountain)
9922 West Front Street
Empire, MI United States
231-326-5135 ext 301


Lisa Griebel

View Saturn, the Milky Way, and various constellations.  Meet at the Dune Overlook #3, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.  Please park at Picnic Mountain, the next right after the #2 stop.

Join Park Rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) for a guided exploration of our night sky. Each special event takes place at a different location throughout the National Lakeshore to take advantage of strategic viewing opportunities.  Come for star gazing, meteor showers, sun viewing, and storytelling.  Kids of all ages can participate in the Night Sky Junior Ranger program.

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 231-326-5135, ext. 331, for a voicemail message with the decision.