Jackson County Mathematics and Science Center Observatory
at Camp McGregor
FREE Stargazing Opportunities at the Camp McGregor Observatory
Located on Crispell Lake at 10380 Adams Rd., Clark Lake, MI 49234
The Jackson County Mathematics and Science Center offers free public stargazing events at our Camp McGregor Observatory. These viewings are supported by trained personnel as a way to share the night sky with the community. Each stargaze event will be held on the dates shown below (depending on weather). Since stargazing is an outdoor activity, be sure to dress appropriately for the changing nighttime conditions in Michigan (cold, mosquitoes, dew, etc).
2016 Observatory Dates
(website is not updated on viewing nights please call the hotline to check for cancellations)
July 23 (10:00pm - 12:00am) Cancelled due to weather
August 13 (9:00pm - 11:00pm) Cancelled due to weather
August 27 (9:00pm -11:00 pm)
September 10 (9:00pm -11:00pm)
September 24 (8:00pm -10:00 pm)
October 8 (8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
November 5 (8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
November 19 (8:00pm - 10:00pm)
As always, weather permitting! If cloudy or inclement weather exist, viewings will not be held, or could end early. Please call the Observatory Hotline: 517-990-8004 to check for cancellations. Please note that this number is a recording only.
Thank you for your interest in our Observatory.
Quietly sitting in the southwest corner of the county, far away from the city lights, is one of the most high-tech telescopes in the state of Michigan ... an astronomer's dream waiting to show spectacular views of the stars!