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Join members from the Chicago Astronomical Society, Michiana Astronomical Society, and Calumet Astronomical Society with their telescopes as they introduce the night skies to visitors on Saturday, January 21, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at 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. Please dress for the weather as there is no indoor space at the Kemil Beach parking lot. It may be helpful to bring a pair of binoculars from home.
During the January stargazing program, the Milky Way will cross the night sky overhead from northwest to southeast. The Orion Nebula will rise throughout the evening. The Pleiades and Auriga star clusters will also be visible.
A Stargazing Program is presented on the third Saturday of each month throughout the year. Times vary 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/