International Dark Sky Week Celebration


Update:  Due to extreme and unusual weather, stargazing at Rockport, one of Michigan's Dark Sky Preserves, will be cancelled. However, the planetarium show and Dark Sky activities at the Besser Museum are still scheduled as planned, and will start at 7pm on April 8th. 


Join us on Friday, April 8, (April 9 in case of weather issues) to learn about the night sky! Program will begin at the Besser Museum Planetarium (491 Johnson Street) at 7 p.m. From 8:30 to 9 pm, gather at the Rockport Harbor (101750 Rockport Rd) picnic area to view the night sky.

Date: April 08, 2016 

Time: 07:00 PM - 10:30 PM 

Location: Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan & Rockport State Recreation Area

Cost: $1 for Planetarium show

Special Besser Museum Planetarium admission rate for this event only is $1.00 per person.

Please call 989-356-2202 to reserve your planetarium seat today! Space is limited.  


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Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan


Monday - Saturday  -  10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707