Night Sky Watching

Night Sky Watching hosted by Gratiot Lake Conservancy and the Open Skies Project on Mount Horace Greeley (off Gratiot Lake Road in Keweenaw County).

Saturday, August 3rd, 9:30 pm to 1:00 am (Please arrive at site 9:30-10:00.)

(This event is weather dependent. In the event of a mostly cloudy or rainy night the event will be rescheduled to August 10th )

Free of charge. RSVP requested. Registration will allow you to receive notification of cancellation or date change and event details and confirmation to be sent.

This night sky viewing party is during the annual Perseid meteor shower and will provide you a great chance to view and photograph stars, meteors, satellites, the Milkyway galaxy, and maybe even an aurora if we are lucky! The top of Mount Horace Greeley is the highest point in the Keweenaw and has very little light pollution, so don't miss this chance to see some amazing views of the night sky!


  • Flashlight (with lens covered in red transparent film)
  • Bug spray
  • Lawn Chairs/blankets to sit on
  • Drinking Water
  • Binoculars/Telescope
  • Dress for the weather!

Directions: Parking will be on a wide paved driveway slightly below the viewing field. Park between 9:30 and 10 pm while it is still light. Walk approximately a block or two on a paved road to the viewing field. Keeping light to a minimum will allow eyes to adjust for better dark sky viewing. There will be a port-a-potty onsite. No water available onsite.

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