September 22 & 23 – our 27th year! 
We will be having an in-person event again this year
at Island Lake Recreation Area!
6301 Kensington Rd, Brighton, MI 48116 

Event is FREE! No registration required. Parking requires Recreation Passport or park entry fee (see below).

Event Special Features

Telescopes on the field – Astronomers from across southeastern Michigan set up solar and nighttime telescopes of all shapes and sizes for you to use!

Cost and Parking

The Astronomy at the Beach event itself is free. However, it is located within a state park, so a Michigan State Park “Recreation Passport” on your license plate tag is required to get you in; a metro-park sticker is not adequate (since this is not a metro-park).

If you do not have a Recreation Passport, you can buy the annual sticker at the gate for $12 (plus a $5 convenience fee – because they really want you to buy this option when you renew your vehicle registration tags).

See what happened at previous Astronomy at the Beach events:

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