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).
2017 Observatory Dates
(website is not updated on viewing nights call the hotline to check for cancellations)
July 22, 10 pm - 12 am
August 12 and 26, 9 pm - 11 pm
September 9, 9pm - 11 pm
September 23, 8 pm - 10 pm
October 7 and 21, 8 pm - 10 pm
November 4 and 18, 8 pm - 10 pm
As always, weather permitting! If cloudy or inclement weather exists, viewings will not be held or could end early. 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 off the stars!