Courtesy International Headlands Dark Sky Park

Looking for a spectacular view of the stars? Try heading out to one of the Michigan state parks staying open late this weekend for International Dark Sky Week.

If you live in the city, you might not look up at the night sky that often.

And even if you do, there’s probably not much to see beyond the rows of lit windows on tall buildings.

But at certain state parks this weekend, you can trade in the hazy glow of streetlights for a sky full of stars during International Dark Sky Week.

Current Sports | 12/17/15 | #607

Dec 17, 2015

United States women's soccer player Abby Wambach retires, Lansing Community College ranked as the number one team in Division II college hoops, Eric Trojanowicz of the Lansing Catholic boy's basketball team, and the Michigan State "Sports Illustrated" cover mess-up. 


Headlands Dark Sky Park night sky photo
Courtesy Headlands International Dark Sky Park

The Perseid meteor shower is back this month. A prime viewing spot is close to the Mackinac Bridge. Current State talks with Mary Stewart Adams of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park.

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Michigan State University opened the Abrams Planetarium 50 years ago.  That's five decades of giving kids and adults from all over the state a glimpse of the solar system and the universe.  As you might expect, the equipment to do that has improved a lot in those 50 years.  Current State's Scott Pohl speaks with planetarium director Shannon Schmoll about the upgrades.