Moonlight Fundraiser

Come to our Moonlight Fundraiser!

Saturday, October 1st 7:00-10:00pm

Location: Grand Belle, departing from Riviera Pier in Downtown Lake Geneva

This moonlit cruise will benefit the Dark Skies Office at GLAS Education. While on board you will experience activities and presentations from GLAS staff about everything from our dark sky initiatives to our public outreach efforts. The cruise will also feature a guest speaker in John Meredith, an award winning landscape architect and dark skies advocate. Weather permitting, tour the night sky with expert astronomer Adam McCulloch from the bow of the Grand Belle. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, as well as cocktails provided by Tito’s Vodka.

Individual ticket for the Moonlight fundraiser on October 1, 2022. Each ticket is for one passenger on the Moonlight Fundraiser Cruise.

Special discounts available for educators; contact GLAS Education for more information.

Please consider pairing elegant attire with functional footwear.

Banner that reads "Flyin through the Cosmos" What? Join GLAS Education and representatives from the national space society for hands on activities and demos will get you in the mindset of an astronaut and learn more about modern space travel. When? July 21, 7-10pm. Where? Riviera Ballroom 812 Wrigley Dr. Lake Geneva, Wi 53147

Please consider giving to GLAS to help us continue these exciting educational events!

Meet our Speaker: John Meredith

John Meredith is an award-winning, licensed landscape architect. He earned his Wisconsin  license in 1995.  He has practiced in Door County for the past 20 years, and encourages his clients to use low level lighting options to preserve dark skies. For the past six years, John and his family have hosted a star party during the Perseids meteor shower each August on their farm. John is currently exploring using his landscape architecture experience to develop a venue specific for astrotourism. Much of his clientele is from Chicago, and they tell him that they cannot believe how dark the sky is when they visit and see it.

During the Moonlight Cruise, John will share his experiences thus far with astrotourism and preserving dark skies, as well as the benefits he has perceived through working to bring astrotourism to Door County. In his free time, John enjoys building things on the farm, going fishing, and trying new foods.

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