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June 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree (park pass required)
Join Park Rangers and astronomers from the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) on Saturday, June 24 at the Dune Climb parking lot. On this date, two events offer you opportunities to focus on the sky. The first event is from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, and will allow visitors to safely view our closest star, the Sun, using a solar telescope. The second event will be from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM, and is a great chance to view distant galaxies and star clusters, as well as the evening planets of Jupiter and Saturn. Please park in the row furthest from the dunes with your headlights facing M-109.The event will be cancelled for inclement weather or if the stars are not visible due to cloudy weather conditions. The decision to cancel will be made two hours in advance of the event; please call 231-326-4700, ext. 5005, for a voicemail message with the decision.