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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 with share their telescopes as they introduce the night skies to visitors on Saturday, March 18, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Central Time at the national lakeshore’s Kemil Beach parking lot. This is an outdoor program, so please dress for the weather.
During the March stargazing program, Sirius, Procyon, Rigel, Betelgeuse, Aldebaran, Castor, Pollux, and Capella, the brightest stars of the year, will be overhead. The Great Nebula of Orion puts on a spectacular show. Star clusters in Taurus, Gemini, and Auriga will also be plentiful.
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