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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 will share their telescopes as they introduce the night skies to visitors on Saturday, December 16, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 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 Milky Way will cross the night sky overhead from east to west. Expect to also see the Pleiades star cluster, the Double Cluster in Perseus, and the Andromeda Galaxy.
We are pleased to announce that the stargazing program will continue throughout 2018. Please note that the program will be held on the second Saturday of each month in 2018.
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/