Emmet County’s Waterfront Event Center and Observatory at the Headlands is wonderfully featured in the October 2017 special issue of the Construction Association of Michigan Magazine, in an article by associate editor Mary Kremposky McArdle. Through interviews with lead architect John Kirsch, the construction management team Spence Brothers, Dark Sky Program Director Mary Stewart Adams, and Emmet County’s Asset and Facilities Director Gary Appold, McArdle was able to craft a wonderful description of the people, their inspiration, the craftsmanship, and even the materials beautifully displayed through the building. Click on this link for the article, or come by and visit the site, but please note: The grounds at Headlands are always open to the public, but the Waterfront Event Center is only open to the public during scheduled programs (listed on the programs tab on this site) and it is available for rent. The Observatory is open during program times, and will have an expanded schedule in the coming year.
- March 17 - Astrophotography Lecture and Workshop
- April 20 - Outdoor Lighting Forum Luncheon Location Changed
- May 12 - Cosmic Gizmos and Gadgets
- 2018 Observatory and Programs Schedule now posted!
- The January 31st Total Lunar Eclipse