April 11, 2017
Join fellow astronomy lovers and enjoy our night sky from one of the darkest spots in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Members from the Chicago Astronomical Society, Michiana Astronomical Society, and Calumet Astronomical Society with share their telescopes as they introduce the night skies to visitors on Saturday, April 15, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Central Time at the national lakeshore’s Kemil Beach parking lot. This is an outdoor program, so please dress for the weather.
During this month’s stargazing program, the Beehive Cluster in Cancer, and Coma Berenices star clusters will be overhead. Many galaxies are visible now in the Leo, Virgo, and Ursa Major constellations. Jupiter and four of its moons will be visible.
A Stargazing Program is presented on the third Saturday of each month throughout the year. Times vary each month with the season.
The Kemil Beach parking lot is located one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 on East State Park Road (300E). For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNL.