Stargazing Through Telescopes
Location: LAT/LONG: 41.677357, -87.008950
Kemil Beach Parking Lot
Type of Event
Jan 26 — 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Feb 23 — 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Mar 23 — 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Apr 27 — 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM May 25 — 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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 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. 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.
Jan 26 — 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Feb 23 — 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mar 23 — 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Apr 27 — 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
May 25 — 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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During the May stargazing program, the Big Dipper is overhead along with double stars Alcor and Mizar and pair of galaxies are nearby. Jupiter is up and four of its moons are visible.
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 and our Facebook page.
Reservation or Registration: No
Contact InformationJulie Larsen