Hosted by the Austin Brothers Beer Co at their Alpena location, the Besser Museum will be stargazing with guests at this year's Astronomy & Ales events. On Friday June 24th, July 1st, July 22nd, July 29th, August 19th, and August 26th, from 10:00pm-12:00am our planetarium coordinator Johnathan will be bringing a smart telescope and his wealth of knowledge for a night of stargazing at the Austin Brothers Beer Garden. For 2 hours, during this time guests are free to look at the sky with the Museum's eVscope, which can pierce the city's light pollution to see distant galaxies and other dark sky objects. Beverages can be purchased from the bar at the brewery and drunk anywhere inside the beer garden. Guests are also free to interact with our smart telescope by downloading the Unistellar app on their smart phone, which will allow them see what the telescope does on their smart device.

Tickets to this event are $5 a person and can be purchased at the Austin Brothers or the Besser Museum. Each ticket will come with a planetarium pass that can be redeemed at the Besser Museum at a later date. Tickets are for admission only and cannot be redeemed for food or drinks. All dates are weather permitting and subject to cancellation/ rescheduling.