“Few summertime traditions are as sacred as stargazing. It connects us to something bigger than ourselves, it inspires a healthy dose of wonder and awe, it’s accessible to just about anyone with the ability to get outside and look skyward, and — with the exception of any park passes or camping fees — it’s free.
Of course, you don’t need fancy telescopes or a background in astronomy to bask in the glory of Michigan’s night sky. But for an even richer stargazing experience, it helps to arm yourself with a little know-how beforehand. We asked Mary Stewart Adams, a star lore historian, host of The Storyteller’s Night Sky, and one of Michigan’s most ardent stargazers, for a few tips on how to make these starry summer nights truly shine. Follow this link for what she had to share.”