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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, September 16, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 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 constellation Cygnus sits in a bright section of the Milky Way and has a nice color contrasting double star, Alberio. Nearby, the little constellation of Delphinus also has one of the best double stars. Two fine star clusters, the Wild Duck Cluster in Scutum and the Hercules Globular Cluster are high in the sky. Saturn is also visible. The Stargazing Program is presented on the third Saturday of each month throughout the year. Times vary each month 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/