Northern Night of Deep Sky Wonders

When:  Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time:  7pm - 11:59pm

Where:  Rockport State Recreation Area


Update:  Although the weather is not looking great for this event, it is still being held.  We ask everyone to use their best judgement on whether they wish to come out tonight, with the understanding that we may only be looking at clouds.  Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for future events!

Join Friends of Rockport, Sunset Astronomical Society, the Michigan DNR, and the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan for a free* public star gazing event. From dusk until late observe Saturn, the Andromeda Galaxy, and hundreds of other stellar objects!

Telescopes for night sky observing provided by Sunset Astronomical Society and the Besser Museum.

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*A valid Recreation Passport is required for every vehicle entering the park.



Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to 

inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan


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

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



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Alpena, MI 49707