Celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, April 12. There is no charge to attend.
Come and explore the night sky with the park’s telescopes and guidance from the Petoskey High School Astronomy Club and the Northern Michigan Astronomy Club. Outdoor observing will be available weather-permitting.
Headlands staff and members of the astronomy clubs have planned kid-friendly celestial crafts and short, informative presentations. Educational, hands-on workshops and demonstrations will be offered to engage the whole family.
Telescopes will be set up both inside and outside for guests to use and get a better understanding at how the equipment works. The astronomy club members will answer questions and assist as needed. The Headlands’ own astronomer, Will Niedbala, is scheduled to be on site to provide additional guidance.
Light refreshments will be available and the center’s “Out of This World” gift shop will also be open during the event.