The ACNO (Any Clear Night Observers) group is kind of a sub-group of the Lowbrows that like to do Astronomy at a moments notice.
This photo shows Doug Scobel observing Venus at Lake Hudson in the summer of 2007. Venus is a bright dot in the upper left of the photo.
Lake Hudson is a dark sky preserve located in Southern Michigan. With the passage of Michigan Public Act 57, 1993 (MCL 322.821-826), Michigan became the first state in the nation to designate a tract of land as a “Dark Sky Preserve,” where nighttime lighting is controlled with the intent of preserving an area for the enjoyment of the night sky. This preserve is located in the Lake Hudson Recreational Area located near Hillsdale, Michigan.