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Astronomy at the Beach 2022 at Island Lake Recreation Area
September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
One event on September 17, 2022 at 4:00 pm
Astronomy at the Beach – Michigan’s largest FREE astronomy event!
Our 26th year! This year, we will be returning to a live in-person event!
Keynote Speaker: Nicolle Zellner – Planetary scientist at Albion College, and volunteer NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador!
Learn about astronomy, space science and imaging technology. The various live shows will be interactive, allowing your viewers to ask questions and participate in the discussion. Exciting new Webb Telescope images, plus a constellation tour). Shows and talks start at 7:00 PM.
Educators have given extra credit to students attending our in-person event in the past!
Live telescope viewing starts at 4:00 PM with solar observing, then picks back up again at 8:00 PM and and goes till midnight with many telescopes.
See sunspots, prominences, Saturn’s spectacular rings, Jupiter and its moons, stars birthing and dying, and maybe even another galaxy!
Parking: MI license plate “recreation passport” required (or get one at the gate for $17)
If cloudy/rainy, the show will still go on in the presentation tent, and there will still be a display of space images, plus local astronomy club tables
Location: Kent Lake Beach – inside Island Lake State Recreation Area, Brighton