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May 30, 31+
Michiana Star Party

Do something different with a friend.  Join a star party under dark skies with telescopes, amateur astronomers, and guest speakers, at Dr. TK Lawless Park in Vandalia, MI. Friday PM to Sunday AM.

July 20-26
AstroCamp 2014

Join a stargazing adventure in which kids ages 9-13 get their hands on telescopes under the dark skies of YMCA Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers, MI.


Nightwise is a portal to the night sky and other personal interests. Please see my blog for current and recent events.        -Chuck Bueter


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Recent Blog Entries...

  • April 15, 2014

    Life Around the Smallest Stars

    Astronomer Justin Crepp presents "M-dwarf Opportunity: Life Around the Smallest Stars" on April 21, 2014, shortly after 7 PM at the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library at 209 Lincolnway East in Mishawaka, IN.

  • March 29, 2014

    Sun Funnel

    The Sun Funnel allows a crowd to view a magnified image of the sun safely.

  • March 25, 2014

    Welcome Spring

    To welcome spring after a long winter, an overnighter in a greenhouse features astronomy activities and a portable planetarium amid lush plants.

  • March 25, 2014

    2014 Michiana Star Party

    The 2014 Michiana Star Party welcomes observers, telescopes, and astronomy enthusiasts to Dr. TK Lawless Park in Vandalia, MI, for the weekend of May 30-June1.

  • March 18, 2014

    Conservatory to Observatory

    Participants of the Tropical Overnighter in the Conservatory are eligible to visit the new 16-inch telescope installed atop a roof at IUSB.

  • March 17, 2014

    Lunar Eclipse Shadows

    Activity shows why there are two shadows--penumbra and umbra--during a total lunar eclipse.

  • March 15, 2014

    Landing at the Wrong Airport

    Confirmation bias can allow us to proceed against our better judgment, which has contributed to my bringing the vessel in to the wrong port.

  • March 13, 2014

    Tax Day Eclipse

    A total lunar eclipse is visible the first hours of Tax Day in the United States, April 15.

  • March 12, 2014

    Time Stamp-March 2014

    Snapshots of weather and climate as time stamps for March 2014.

  • March 11, 2014

    Green Things From Space

    Jim Sweitzer speaks about green astronomy on St. Patrick's Day.

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