Saturday, August 15

North Waterfowl Management Area, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 7 p.m.- 12 a.m.


Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society for an evening with the stars at Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, now a designated International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association. We’ll meet at the North Waterfowl Management Area where telescopes will be set up for participants to view the stars, planets, and more! Weather-permitting, the program will go until midnight, but you may leave when you wish. No cloud date. Call (217) 351-2567 for weather updates. FREE. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or


In the event of inclement weather/overcast skies, cancellation notices will be posted at least two hours before the program on the Planetarium’s (217) 351-2567 phone line, and on our Facebook pages.