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4 foot by 6 foot Apollo 11 painting by Scott and Leann Glick for July 4th parade float commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.  Currently on display inside our observatory front door.

Upcoming Family and Public Skywatches and Other Public Events, 2019

Saturday, August 3rd, 8pm – 11pm, Family Skywatch / Public Open House
Call the hotline, 351-2567, if weather looks bad or skies are cloudy to check if this is canceled.

Upcoming Meetings 2019

Thursday, August 8th, 7 – 8:30 pm at Parkland’s Staerkel Planetarium.  Our own Mike Lockwood will speak on optimizing your telescope.

Here’s a short video that introduces our club. Check it out:

Check out the Night Sky Network website:

Weather viewing conditions for the next 48 hours:

Click on the weather chart for key on how to read it.  (Basically blue = clear and white = cloudy)

The second largest planetarium in the state offers public programming on Friday and Saturday nights at Parkland College.
Call 351-2446 for a current schedule or see



Our club and its members belong to The Astronomical League.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible.

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