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Event at Dark Sky Park in Petoskey/Mackinaw City: Astronomer David Levy

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Event at Dark Sky Park in Petoskey/Mackinaw City: Astronomer David Levy

Time: September 20, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Dark Sky Park/The Headlands - Guest House
Street: 7725 E. Wilderness Park Dr.
City/Town: Mackinaw City
Website or Map: http://www.emmetcounty.org/da…
Phone: 231.348.1713
Event Type: nature
Organized By: Dark Sky Park/The Headlands and Straits Area Audubon Society
Latest Activity: Aug 7

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David Levy and the Poetry of the Night!

Levy is arguably one of the most enthusiastic and famous amateur astronomers of our time. Although he has never taken a class in astronomy, he has made 23 comet discoveries, the most famous being the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994. He has also discovered more than 500 asteroids, has received an Emmy for the documentary Three Minutes to Impact, and has five honorary doctorates in science. Levy has written more than three dozen books, is a regular contributor to several astronomy magazines, and has appeared on television programs featured on the Discovery and the Science Channels. His PhD combines astronomy and English Literature. Currently, he is the editor of the web magazine Sky’s Up! while sustaining an international lecture schedule and continuing to hunt for comets and asteroids.

The Headlands program is offered in partnership with the Northern Michigan Astronomy Club and it occurs the night of September's waning Moon phase, which means skies will be clear for spectacular views of the thickest part of the Milky Way and the Summer Triangle.

Reservations are not required; the program is free of charge. It will take place rain or shine.

Location: Guest House.

Mackinaw City, on I-75, is at the very tip of Michigan's mitt, the last stop before crossing the Mackinac Bridge.

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