Sunset and Moonrise on Either End of the Straits of Mackinac Evening Sky Cruise
July 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm$29
The Moon comes to its first Full Phase of the Summer this holiday weekend, and we’ve timed our cruise to catch it rising in the east over Lake Huron just as the Sun is setting west into Lake Michigan, with the elegant Mackinac Bridge draped between them. It is hard to find a more purely Michigan, or a more beautiful experience!
Each Shepler’s Evening Sky Cruise features narration provided by night sky expert and star lore historian Mary Stewart Adams. Host of the weekly public radio segment, The Storyteller’s Night Sky, Mary was founder and program director for many years of the International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands near Mackinaw City, one of the first ten such parks in the world when it was designated in 2011. Mary has won numerous honors personally for her work, she travels extensively advocating for dark skies, and has helped protect thousands of acres of Michigan state land for its natural darkness.