Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "N. Michigan observatory extends sky-gazers’ reach" from the Detroit News
Mackinaw City — One of the best views of the heavens is tucked away here in the tip of the Mitten.
Featuring more than two miles of undeveloped shoreline along Lake Michigan and 600 acres of trails and old-growth forest, the Headlands International Dark Sky Park boasts one of the darkest skies in upper Michigan, undiluted by light pollution and preserved by Emmet County.
The dark sky park’s latest crown jewel is its newly opened $9.3 million observatory and event center that began welcoming visitors this month.
“This equipment allows us to give students, guests and photographers exceptional opportunities to photograph the sky and its many wonders,” said Mary Stewart Adams, program director of the park.
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