Tue, Sept 8 at 7:00 pm, Sally Oey will present remotely at Oakland Audubon Society on “Preserving Michigan’s Dark sky Heritage”: https://www.oaklandaudubon.org/meetings
NSF’s NOIRLab and the American Astronomical Society hosted the SATCON1 workshop in July to study the detrimental effects of satellite constellations on astronomical observations. The SATCON1 Press Release and Report with recommendations on mitigation are now available on-line. UM’s Pat Seitzer was a section leader.
MLive has a wonderful summary of 12 Michigan dark-sky spots: Headlands, T. K. Lawless, Beaver Island, Lake Hudson, Negwegon, Port Crescent, Rockport, Thompson’s Harbor, Wilderness, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks, and Isle Royale.
The Marquette Astronomical Society’s initiative to designate part of Presque Isle as a Dark Sky Park has stalled:
SpaceX has “committed to making future satellite designs as dark as possible.” They are working with the astronomy community to mitigate the visibility of their satellite constellation, as described HERE.