- August 2013
- Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City For Northern Michigan Stargazing
Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City For Northern Michigan Stargazing
Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City For Northern Michigan Stargazing—We sit down with the star of it all, Mary Adams.
Aug 20, 2013 Kate Bassett
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Stargazing can happen without any gadgets, but for those who want a little extra knowhow, Mary Stewart Adams recommends the Star Walk app for phones and tablets. The software displays constellations based on the sky where you are, and Adams likes it because “it considers the beauty of the matter at hand and isn’t just straight lines and no art.”
A few other suggestions from Northern Michigan’s star story guru:
• Binoculars are good, and easy, and if you’re on a boat, much better than a telescope.
• Also, Abrams Planetarium Sky Map, from Michigan State University. A deal at $11/year for great maps for each month, mailed quarterly.
• Red filter flashlight, for reading star maps in the dark without disturbing your night vision.
This article is also featured in the August 2013 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine. Get your copy now!