Wine Moon Cruise with Mary Stewart Adams
August 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$29
When the Full Moon closest to Autumn Equinox happens in October (like it will this year, 2020), then the last Full Moon of the Summer gets the name “Wine Moon.” Join us, for the romance of the evening sky where we’ll see the thickest region of the Milky Way, the planets Saturn and Jupiter, and the late Summer Wine Moon as she rises.
Sunset into Lake Michigan this evening is at 8:22 pm, preceded by nearly Full Moon rising over Lake Huron at 7:36 pm. We’ll set out as the two great lights bookend the Straits!
The Shepler’s Ferry evening sky cruise features narration 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.