GPS Coordinates - 041.40.39N 087.00.35W, Beverly Shores, IN
Light pollution discussion under the stars at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Kemil Beach! Hope you can make it.
Friends, You’re Invited! Free! Bring your friends! This is a monthly recurring event the 1st Saturday of every month EXCEPT MARCH AND JULY.
Let’s do some CENTENNIAL STARGAZING AT INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
Saturday, JUNE 4, beginning at 8:30PM (weather permitting) at Kemil Beach.
RSVPs not required, but appreciated.
Bring your own telescope or binoculars, or use ours!
Group photo will be sent to the NPS Centennial headquarters with an "I Love the Stars" theme. Be there and profess your love for the stars!
RSVPs appreciated, but not essential.
President, Chicago Astronomical Society
Press release by national park INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE:
Stargazing at Kemil Beach
Join members from various local astronomical societies, including the Chicago Astronomical Society, with their telescopes to introduce the night skies to visitors on Saturday, June 4 at the Kemil Beach access area at 8:30 PM. In celebration of the National Park Service centennial birthday and the fiftieth birthday of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, every first Saturday of the month through November of 2016 -- with the exception of July2016-- telescopes of epic proportions will be on hand to view our night skies. WEATHER PERMITTING.
During June, Mars, Jupiter and Saturen as well as the Hercules Globular Cluster and other globular star clusters will be out. We can look for a ring nebula, an interesting planetary nebula, too.
The Kemil Beach parking lot is located at 27 N. East State Park Road, Chesterton, Indiana.
DIRECTIONS from Chicago area:
Go east on I-94 to exit 26
Go north on IN-49 to US-12
Go east on US-12 3 miles to the first left turn (there will be a sign with a red arrow and star)
Go north 1 mile to Kemil parking lot
For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call[masked] or check the park’s website at
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 409 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year. Check our Facebook page at [masked].