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INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society on the firstSaturdaynight of each month to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This month's program meets onJanuary 2, at5:00 p.m.at the national lakeshore's Kemil Beach parking area. In celebration of the National Park Service centennial birthday and the fiftieth birthday of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, every firstSaturdayof the month through November of 2016. During January, the Milky Way crosses the night sky overhead from northwest to southeast. The Quadrantids meteor shower will be starting up with its peak visible in the early morning ofJanuary 4. The Pleiades and Auriga star clusters will also be visible.
The society will bring their telescopes so visitors can get a closer look at the night sky, but feel free to bring a pair of binoculars from home, too. Please be sure to dress for the weather as there is no building or restrooms to warm up.
The Kemil Beach parking lot is located at 27 N. East State Park Road, Chesterton, Indiana.For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check the park's website atwww.nps.gov/indu.