Welcome to the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society (CUAS) web site.
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.
Dave Leake saw this rainbow in early October. Observatory sunrise 12-26-2019 by Mike Connron
Jim Wehmer just finished “refurbishing” one of our two Odyessy 8 Dobs by Coulter Optical to be used by the kiddies at Family Skywatch and Open Houses. They can try to find objects in the sky all by themselves (under supervision). The mirrors really cleaned up nicely.
Upcoming Family and Public Skywatches and Other Public Events, 2019
Upcoming Meetings 2019
Here’s a short video that introduces our club. Check it out:
Check out the Night Sky Network website: http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov
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 www.parkland.edu/planetarium.