This is a timelapse taken at the James C. Veen Observatory near Lowell, Michigan during their September 10, 2011 public night.
The observatory is owned and operated by the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation. The association opens the observatory to the public on regular occasions throughout the year.
As the video progresses, the observatory is lit by the rising moon. You will also notice the stars above the observatory in motion around the North Star, Polaris. Polaris is near the top of the frame, directly above the observatory.
Details about the video:
Camera: Canon 40D
Tokina 12-24 f/4 lens - 14mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 - 8 seconds
ISO: Auto mode - 400 - 800
First image: 8.03pm
Last image: 11.24pm