Stargazing at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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Date: November 21, 2016

Join volunteers from the Chicago Astronomical Society, Michiana Astronomical Society, and Calumet Astronomical Society with their telescopes as they introduce the night sky to visitors on Saturday, December 3, at 4:20 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Kemil Beach parking lot. The experts will train their massive telescopes on interesting features and discuss the incredible night sky.

For December, we will look at the crescent moon with its craters until twilight ends. After dark, the winter Milky Way will stretch from east to west across the sky with star clusters, colored double stars, and galaxies visible through the telescopes.

We are happy to announce that monthly stargazing at the Kemil Beach parking lot will continue in 2017. Note that the dates will change to the third Saturday of each month starting in January 2017.

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 check the park’s website at

Last updated: November 21, 2016

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