Dark Sky parks in Michigan

IDA Dark Sky Parks:

Michigan state parks designated as Dark Sky Reserves:

Michigan Dept of Natural Resources Dark Sky Events

The 7 Best Spots for Stargazing in Michigan, Detroit Free Press, March 5, 2017

2021 meteor shower​s

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the biggest astronomical events of the year, taking place each August. The showers are expected to take place Aug. 8-14, 2021 (peak viewing is estimated for Thursday, Aug. 12).

  • Quadrantids, Dec. 27, 2020-Jan. 10 (peak estimated for Jan. 2-3)

  • Lyrids, April 16-30 (peak estimated for April 21-22)

  • Eta Aquariids, April 19-May 28 (peak estimated for May 4-5)

  • Southern delta Aquariids, July 12-Aug. 23 (peak estimated for July 28-29)

  • Alpha Capricornids, July 3-Aug. 15 (peak estimated for July 28-29)

Marathi Books on Ancient and Vedic Astronomy

Other miscellaneous info

A short clip by Neil deGrasse Tyson titled Brief but spectacular. It is about four minute long - the last 90 seconds are really inspiring!

There is a series 'Nova Wonders' on PBS which airs on Wednesdays at 9 PM, each episode being 1 hour long. The following two have been particularly interesting to members of 'Light Benders'