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Space Weather, Aurora Borealis and Photographing the Northern Lights with Ross Ellet
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

The next few years could bring the best northern lights viewing to Michigan in 20 years! Ross Ellet will explain his strategies for successfully chasing the Aurora in recent years and how to photograph them with a camera and smart phone. Entry is free!

Introduction to Astrobiology with Veronica Klawender
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

What is Astrobiology? What role does the James Webb Space Telescope play in this field? Find out by joining us at the Waterfront Event Center where University of Arizona, Student, Veronica Klawender will give a presentation on the topic. Entry is free!

Comets, Broom Stars of the Night Sky
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center where we will be discussing a brief history of comets, how best to observe them, and what equipment will be needed for observation.

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Space, Rocks and Ice: Connecting Astronomy, Antarctica and Northern Michigan
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm

In this talk, Polar geologist Jamey Stutz will draw connections between the glacial landscape of Northern Michigan and the massive Antarctic Ice Sheet and show how the world’s largest chunk of ice not only regulates global sea level but sets the stage for Astronomers to look, listen and feel into deep space. This talk is family-friendly, and Antarctic rock samples and polar gear will be on display for all.

McGulpin Point Lighthouse Holiday Open House
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

McGulpin Point Lighthouse Holiday Open House

December 9, 11-3 pm
500 Headlands Rd. Mackinaw City, 49701

Take a free self-guided tour of a festive and historic 19th-century lighthouse.
The gift shop will also be open and we invite you to enjoy the complimentary cookies and hot cocoa* while you shop.

View the wintery Straits of Mackinac from the top of the lighthouse tower.

*cookies and cocoa are available while supplies last

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