WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2023 AT 8:30 PM Introduction to Binocular Astronomy At the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, we frequently are asked what the best telescope for beginners is. Our answer is a good pair of binoculars. This presentation with NOMAC will discuss various types of binoculars and what accessories you should buy to enhance […]
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2023 AT 8 PM Dark Sky, Fireworks and Special Effects Photography at Night with Wayne Pope Come to the Headlands to enjoy a photography workshop lead by Wayne R. Pope, professor of photography at Lansing Community College. He will cover a variety of topics which include Astrophotography, stray light etiquette, camera and […]
MONDAY, JULY 3, 2023 AT 8:30 PM Telescope Tune-Up Workshop Do you have a telescope that you don't know how to use? Do you have a problem finding objects in the night sky and how to track them? Bring your telescope to this event. Members of the Northern Michigan Astronomy Club will be on hand […]
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2023 AT 8 PM Introduction to Astronomy with Angie Morthland Do you have a youngster that is interested in celestial objects, space, and what the universe has to offer as a whole? Join Angie Morthland at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center for a fun introduction to Astronomy fit for all ages.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2023 AT 8 PM Totality! Solar Eclipse 2024 with Kevin Dehne This presentation is all about the total solar eclipse that will cross over the heart of the United States on April 8, 2024. What causes a solar eclipse, how to observe it safely, and where to observe "TOTALITY" will be some […]
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 600 W. Central Ave. Mackinaw City, MI 49701
THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2023 AT 8 PM – 9 PM Explore Michigan, Explore Astronomy with Norbert Vance Michigan is surprisingly rich with observatories, planetariums, and dark sky parks, the nicest, of course, being the Headlands. Join Professor Norbert Vance from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Eastern Michigan University for a talk that is […]
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2023 AT 8:30 PM Why Do We Have Meteor Showers? Rod Cortright, NASA/JPL Ambassador, will discuss the origins of meteor showers and why they occur on a regular basis throughout the year.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2023 AT 10 PM Headlands' Lights Out Challenge Once again, Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands challenges the communities around Northern Michigan to a friendly competition to see who can achieve greatest darkness as we get closer to the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower! We're challenging the local […]