“Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a perfect place to observe the heavens and contemplate the universe." --Bob Moler, Grand Traverse Astronomical Society
Monthly Summer Star Party EventsWith the onset of darkness, the night sky becomes visible along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The night sky opens up an experience that goes beyond day-time activities. This summer the Lakeshore is offering a series of monthly astronomy programs beginning in May and lasting through October; join Park Rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) for these monthly guided explorations of the night sky.
Events vary each month, and will include stargazing, eclipses, meteor showers, sun-viewing, and storytelling.
Check the calendar for upcoming star parites.
What to Bring
Last updated: June 30, 2022