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Panorama of Telescopes at Astronomy at the Beach
One of the major gatherings of amateur astronomers in Southeast Michigan is at the Great Lakes Association of Amateur Astronomy Clubs (GLAAC) annual star party "Astronomy at the Beach", hosted at Island Lake State Recreation Area near Brighton. The star party features club members and telescopes from many different southern Michigan astronomy clubs. The annual event draws very large crowds, so plan to come early!
Here's just one segment of the "Telescope Farm" at Kensingtion. Over 100 telescopes were present over both Friday and Saturday nights.
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