Jackson County Mathematics and Science Center
Observatory at Camp McGregor
for viewing information: Observatory Hotline: 517-990-8004
FREE Stargazing Opportunities at the Camp McGregor Observatory
Camp McGregor is located on Crispell Lake at 10380 Adams Rd., Clark Lake, MI 49234
For Reservations please call the camp directly at 517-529-0002 if you would like to schedule a private viewing date or if you plan to bring a large group to a community viewing.)
The Jackson County Mathematics and Science Center offers free public stargazing events at the Camp McGregor Obsevatory each month (April - October). These viewings are supported by both the Amateur Astronomers of Jackson and trained personnel from our local schools as a way to share the night sky with the community. Each stargaze event is on the third weekend of the month -- beginning shortly after dark and lasting about two hours (depending on weather). Since stargazing is an outdoor activity, be sure to dress appropriately for the changing nightime conditions in Michigan (cold, mosquitoes, dew, etc). Viewing dates for 2014 are listed below.
Viewing dates may be canceled or changed due to weather. If cloudy or inclement weather exist, viewings will not be held. For reservations, please call Camp McGregor at 517-529-0002 or email at email@example.com. To find out if the viewing is canceled, please call 517-990-8004 for the observatory direct line. Please note that this number is a recording only.
For more information on the Amateur Astronomers, please visit their website at http://aaoj.info or contact them by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Peter F. Hurst Planetarium, please visit their website at http://hurstplanetarium.org or contact Mark Reed, the planetarium director by e-mail: email@example.com
For more information about the Jackson County Mathematics and Science Center, contact the Director, Kristie Morris, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 517-768-5151.
Quietly sitting in the southwest corner of the county, far away from the city lights, is one of the most high-tech telescopes in the state of Michigan ... a fledging astronomer's dream waiting to show spectacular views of the stars