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. 

2014 remaining Observatory Viewing Dates:
(All times are beginning at dusk for 2 hours each of the following evenings)

Friday and Saturday - July 18 & 19
Friday and Saturday - August 15 & 16
Friday and Saturday - September 19 & 20
Friday and Saturday - October 17 & 18
Thank you for your interest in our Observatory.
Be sure to also visit the Hurst Planetarium
Star Trails at Camp McGregor
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 campmcgregor@jcisd.org.  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: bfrybarger@ameritech.net 
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: mreed@jpsmail.org 
For more information about the Jackson County Mathematics and Science Center, contact the Director, Kristie Morris, at kristie.morris@jcisd.org or by calling 517-768-5151.
observatoryQuietly 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