Astronomy and The Night Sky in Oakland County

With International Dark Sky Week, Earth Day and International Astronomy Day upon us, you may be looking to the stars for something to do. Oakland County, and its surrounding areas, house a number of observatories, planetariums, astronomy clubs and events where you can appreciate the earth and its universe year round. Use our Interactive Astronomy and Night Sky Map or the full list of locations below to find the perfect place to wish upon a shooting star in and around Oakland County.

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Observatories

Auburn Hills – McMath-Hulbert Astronomical Society 

Bloomfield Hills – Cranbrook Institute of Science

Leonard – Addison Oaks County Park Observing Site

Ray – Stargate: Warren Astronomical Society

Rochester – Rochester College

Planetariums

Bloomfield Hills – Acheson: Cranbrook Institute of Science

Rochester – Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve 

Southfield – Friends of Vollbrecht

Astronomy Clubs

Auburn Hills – McMath-Hulbert Astronomical Society 

Brighton – Ford Amateur Astronomy Club

Dryden – Seven Ponds Astronomy Club 

Northville – Ford Amateur Astronomy Club 

Ray – Warren Astronomical Society 

Rochester – Oakland Astronomy Club 

Events

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April –  Michigan Sky Tonight – Acheson Planetarium, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Seven Lakes State Park14390 Fish Lake Road, Holly, MI 48442 check hours 248-634-7271

May 13, 2017 – Astronomy Day – Acheson Planetarium, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

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