The farther west your drive on Kanner Highway, the darker your surroundings get. There are no street lights and few homes. Just plain old night, broken by the occasional pair of headlights.
It’s that lack of ambient light that makes the sky come alive and draws people from all over to Dupuis Management Area to take part in Astronomy Night.
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DUPUIS MANAGEMENT AREA
What: A 21,875-acre natural area owned and operated by South Florida Water Management District.
Where: 23500 SW Kanner Highway, Canal Point; off Kanner Highway in western Martin County, but the property spans the Martin-Palm Beach county line.
What to do: Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, a butterfly garden and a visitor’s center.
Coming Up: Astronomy Night, Jan. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Treasure Coast Astronomical Society will be giving a short presentation; several telescopes will be set up to view nebulae, stars and other galaxies.
Cost: Entrance to Dupuis is free, though donations are accepted.
Information: www.ces.fau.edu/dupuis or call (800) 432-2045, ext. 3339.