Sat, September 24, 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Saturday, September 24


North Waterfowl Management Area, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.

Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society for an evening with the stars in one of the darkest locations in the county. We’ll meet at the North Waterfowl Management Area located just outside of the main Middle Fork River Forest Preserve. There will be a brief sky talk shortly after 7:30 followed by observation. CUAS volunteers will have telescopes set up for participants to look through 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. Register by September 23 at to receive updates. Current public health guidelines will be followed; programs may be altered or cancelled due to weather or COVID-19 related concerns. For more info: (217) 896-2455,, or [email protected]

*In the event of inclement weather/overcast skies, the event may be cancelled. Cancellation notices will be made on the 217-351-2567 number answering machine and on our Facebook pages, AT LEAST two hours prior to the program start time, and registered participants will be notified via email.

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