Stargazing Thru Telescopes

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/30/2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location
Kemil Beach

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     Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society on the first Saturday night of each month to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Meet at the National Lakeshore’s Kemil Beach parking area.
      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.

Specific Times Schedule:
June 9 — 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
July 27 — 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
August 24 — 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
September 28 — 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
October 26 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
November 23— 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
December 28 — 4:30 pm – 7:00 PM
  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. We are happy to announce that monthly stargazing at the Kemil Beach parking lot will continue throughout 2017 on the third Saturday of each month.
 
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.

The society will bring their telescopes so visitors can get a closer look at the night sky, but feel free to bring a pair of binoculars from home, too. Please be sure to dress for the weather as there is no building or restrooms to warm up.

The Kemil Beach parking lot is located at 27 N. East State Park Road, Chesterton, Indiana. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.