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To See The Stars, Head To The Headlands International Dark Sky Park

April 25, 2014

By J. Carlisle Larsen


Photo Courtesy of the Petosky News


Saturday marks the last day of International Dark Sky Week. The week aims to raise awareness about the problem of light pollution and encourage more interest in astronomy. Michigan is home to a new dark sky park near Mackinaw City. To get the designation, Emmet County submitted at 75-page proposal outlining how it would reduce light pollution around the park and what educational programs it would offer. Mary Stewart Adams is the Program Director of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park. She tells WDET’s J. Carlisle Larsen why the Headlands Park is unique.


Photo Courtesy of the Petosky News