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Star Party at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Star Party at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Time: July 13, 2013 from 9pm to 11pm
Location: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Street: 9922 West Front Street
City/Town: Empire
Website or Map: http://www.nps.gov/slbe
Phone: 231-326-5134
Event Type: astronomy, event, star, party
Organized By: Lisa Griebel
Latest Activity: May 26, 2013

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Event Description

View the moon, Saturn, and various constellations at Platte River Point.

Join Park Rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) for a guided exploration of our night sky. Each special event takes place at a different location throughout the National Lakeshore to take advantage of strategic viewing opportunities.  Come for star gazing, meteor showers, sun viewing, and storytelling.  Kids of all ages can participate in the Night Sky Junior Ranger program.

For all astronomy events, bring a flashlight for the walk back to your car and bug spray, if needed.  Park Rangers and GTAS staff will be wearing red glow bracelets at the events. 

 

The monthly Star Parties will be cancelled during inclement weather.  The decision is usually made three hours in advance.  Please call Park Rangers at 231-326-5135, ext. 331, for a voicemail message with the decision.

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