Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is hosting monthly stargazing parties now through October for viewing planets, meteor showers and galaxies like the Milky Way.

The first event is Saturday, where Park rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will help spectators unravel the mysteries of the night sky.

Many events over the summer will be "double parties," with an event in late afternoon and then another later in the evening.

Events are free but an entrance pass is required.  Passes can be purchased at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire and cost $20 for seven days.

There are several events taking place throughout the summer months.  Click here on the Detroit Free Press for more information.

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