Stargazing Through Telescopes

Fee: Free.

Location: LAT/LONG: 41.677357, -87.008950


Kemil Beach Parking Lot

Repeating Event

Days:

Every month

Dates:

January 26, 2019 to May 25, 2019

Time:

5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:30 PM

Duration:

2 hours

Type of Event

Guided Tour
Talk
 

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


Description

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.

Stargazing Times:

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

For updates, please visit the park's Facebook events page.
 
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.

More information

Reservation or Registration: No


Contact Information

Julie Larsen
2193951821
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