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20 Michigan parks to stay open late for Dark Sky Week

Apr 3, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Twenty of Michigan's state parks and recreation areas will stay open late during International Dark Sky Week, which begins Monday and continues through next Sunday.

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The state Department of Natural Resources says the parks are good spots for self-guided stargazing.

If you're interested, call ahead for individual park hours and bring a blanket to deal with frosty night weather.

The Besser Museum Planetarium in Alpena will host an information program about the night sky Friday at 7 p.m. Participants can then visit Rockport State Recreation Area harbor for night sky viewing.

Many of these events are free to attend, but a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry. You can find a list of places to go by clicking here.