september 2019

This is a repeating event

14sep(sep 14)6:00 pm15(sep 15)12:00 amAstronomy at the Beach at the Picnic Grounds at Island Lake State Rec Area in Brighton6:00 pm - 12:00 am (15) EST Picnic Grounds at Island Lake State Rec Area, 6301 Kensington Road


Event Details

Astronomy at the Beach is a free two-night annual event bringing together amateur and professional astronomers and science educators to share our love of space and astronomy with the public. This year’s theme is the Apollo 11 50th anniversary. On both Friday and Saturday nights, 6 p.m.-midnight, dozens of telescopes will dazzle your eyes with views of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, star clusters, nebulas, and maybe even a galaxy or two!

Inside the “Big Tent,” expand your mind with presentations and hands-on demos about many aspects of science and popular astronomy.

Members from different southeastern Michigan astronomy clubs and societies will be there to talk with you about astronomy and space science. Several of these clubs host monthly telescope viewing nights and several members perform public outreach that will come to your location with telescopes and presentations!

We are at Kent Lake Beach in the Island Lake State Recreation area, near Brighton again this year. Simply take Exit 151 off of I-96. Go south on Kensington Road, then make a left at the Island Lake signs. Google Maps calls the site “Island Lake Picnic Grounds.”


14 (Saturday) 6:00 pm - 15 (Sunday) 12:00 am EST


Picnic Grounds at Island Lake State Rec Area

6301 Kensington Road


Great Lakes Association of Astronomy 398 Green Hills Drive, Saline