WAWATAM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Plans call for a $7 million upgrade starting this year at a park on the Straits of Mackinac that’s designated as a prime spot for stargazing.

MLive.com reports that Emmet County leaders have approved a bond to fund an indoor observatory with restrooms and meeting space at the park in Wawatam Township, about 2 miles west of Mackinaw City.

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Engineers are working on drawings now. Construction at The Headlands International Dark Sky Park could start later this year and be finished in 2015.

The 600-acre county property in recent years was designated as an International Dark Sky Park, one of more than a dozen around the world. Public lands that meet light pollution and nighttime sky visibility standards are eligible for the certification.

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