Join The Chicago Astronomical Society Saturday May 7th
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.On Saturday, May 7 2016, Mars is bright, and as close to earth as it will get for 2 years. Saturn is higher in the sky and better placed for viewing. Later, Jupiter’s moon Io will cast its shadow on Jupiter. The Big Dipper is overhead with double star Alcor and Mizar, plus a pair of galaxies are nearby. The Eta Aquariid meteor shower is nearing peak. The program begins at 8:30pm CDT. 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.
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