Learn About the Cosmos at Crossroads

There are two upcoming occasions to learn about the cosmos at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

On March 29 at 8 pm if the sky is clear, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will host a viewing night at the Astronomy Campus. Members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) will share their telescopes and expertise to help visitors explore Door County’s night sky.

The next DPAS meeting takes place at 7 pm on April 1. Dave Udell will present “This Month in Astronomy,” followed by a video lecture by Neil DeGrasse Tyson called “On Being Rarified.”

Also, Crossroads in collaboration with the UW Extension, The Community’s Garden and Door County Master Gardeners will offer a four-session Garden Workshop for Families on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm. Classes are set for April 16 & 30 and May 14 & 28. There is a fee of $15 per family to cover the cost of plants and planting supplies. However, each family takes home about $50 worth of plants at the end of the class. For more information, contact the UW Extension, 421 Nebraska Street in Sturgeon Bay, or visit

Crossroads at Big Creek is a donor-supported preserve welcoming learners of all ages to programs in science, history and the environment. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan just east of Sturgeon Bay, is open daily 2 – 4 pm.