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Michigan parks offer unique view of Perseid meteor shower

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Beginning this weekend, state parks are hosting a special weeklong stargazing event.

The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak during the next few days.

Elissa Dennert is with the Department of Natural Resources. She says nearly two dozen state parks will host stargazing events to give people a great view of the heavens.

“A lot of the state parks are a little bit further away from our cities, which helps because there’s less light pollution in those locations. So they are excellent places to take your family to stargaze,” says Dennert.

Dennert hopes the special programs will show people a different way to enjoy Michigan’s state parks.

For more information, check out the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Get Outdoors online calendar.

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