Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | July 2, 2014

Astronomy Campout

He made the stars also.

This brief comment from the end of Genesis 1:16 regarding God’s creative activity on the Fourth Day of Creation is astronomically astounding!!! Think what it includes:

The galaxies God made in a single day 6,000 years ago range from dwarf galaxies with “only” ten million stars to giant galaxies with 100 trillion stars. Our own Milky Way galaxy contains over 100 billion stars. And there are well over 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe.

How many stars did God make? The 2010 estimate is 300 sextillion (3 × 1023) stars in the observable universe. Only God knows how many stars are in the unobservable universe.

Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name. Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power not one of them is missing. (Isaiah 40:26)

Come learn about the Creator’s heavenly handiwork at a family astronomy campout! Let the Almighty’s night sky amaze and awe you. Learn about a few of the innumerable stars God made at the Michigan 2014 Consider Thy Heavens Campout.

Astronomy Campout

Jay Ryan of Classical Astronomy and Fourth Day Press is holding an astronomy campout Wednesday through Sunday, August 20-24, 2014 at Muskallonge Lake State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, 28 miles northwest of Newberry, MI. Jay is the author of the Signs & Seasons astronomy curriculum.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
(Psalm 19:1)

The night skies at Muskallonge are among the blackest in the eastern U.S. Each night after dark Jay will give a free constellation tour. Parents and children of all ages are welcome!

The timing for this astronomy camp is good because the light from the waning crescent moon won’t interfere with star gazing. Also the campout is near the end of the Perseid meteor shower and in the midst of several other meteor showers, so we will see plenty of shooting stars.

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth, Who hast displayed Thy splendor above the heavens! … When I Consider Thy Heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained, what is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him? Yet Thou hast made him a little lower than God, and dost crown him with glory and majesty! Thou dost make him to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth! (Psalm 8:1,3-9)


Each family will make their own camping arrangements at Muskallonge Lake State Park. The campground lies between Muskallonge Lake and Lake Superior with easy access to each by foot. See the Consider Thy Heavens Campout event page on Facebook for details.

Nearby daytime attractions (within a couple hours drive) include Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls, Tahquamenon River Canoeing, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Lake Superior Agates, Oswald’s Bear Ranch, Riding Horses,
ATV Rentals, GarLyn Zoo, and the Soo Locks.

My family and I will be participating in Consider Thy Heavens. We are greatly looking forward to praising God over His stars and learning God’s map of the heavens.

I will also be speaking, as Jay has invited me to give a Bible-Science talk at the campout.

Please join us for the Consider Thy Heavens Astronomy Campout.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:4)
Wednesday July 2, 2014 A.D.

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. And God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. And God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. (Genesis 1:14-19)

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