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Join members from several regional astronomical societies as they share their telescopes and introduce visitors to the night sky on Saturday, January 13, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Central Time at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Kemil Beach parking lot.
While telescopes will be available, feel free to bring binoculars or your own telescope from home. Learn about the celestial objects of the season and the benefits of natural night darkness and dark-sky friendly lighting. Be sure to dress for cold weather as there are no indoor accommodations and the nearest restroom facility is a one-mile drive away.
This month, the Milky Way Galaxy will cross the night sky from northwest to southeast and the Orion nebula will be high in the sky. The star clusters, Pleiades and Auriga, will also be visible. Stargazing programs will be offered throughout 2018 starting shortly after sunset on the second Saturday of each month.
The Kemil Beach parking lot is located on East State Park Road (300E), one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 and three miles east of State Road 49. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website and our Facebook page.