Date(s) - 09/07/2024
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
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 from at 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.
During the stargazing program, the Milky Way will cross the night sky overhead from northwest to southeast. The Orion Nebula will rise throughout the evening. The Pleiades and Auriga star clusters will also be visible.
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.
Indiana Dunes National Park has an entrance fee of $25 per car for a 1–7-day pass. A $45 annual pass for the national park is also available. Please purchase passes or pay the entrance fee at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, Paul H. Douglas Center, West Beach Entrance Station (after April 1st) or at www.recreation.gov/sitepass/indu. Veterans/Military/Gold Star Family, Access, and 4th Grade passes are available for free. For more information on national park passes go to www.nps.gov/indu.