Near the schoolhouse is MOON BASE. A crescent shaped concrete base pad and a
small roll-off box houses the big 16” Dobsonian reflector, and several smaller reflector
telescopes are available to check out as well. Raven Hill is a very good dark sky site—as dark as
the newly designated Dark Sky Site at the Headlands west of Mackinac City. When the sky is
clear this is a favorite site of members of NOMAC, Northern Michigan Astronomy Club, who
meet on the first Thursday of the month usually at Raven Hill.