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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.  Dave Leake saw this rainbow in early October.

Upcoming Family and Public Skywatches and Other Public Events, 2019

Saturday, November 2   8:00pm     CUAS Family Skywatch and Open House

Call the hotline, 351-2567, if weather looks bad or skies are cloudy to check if this is canceled.

Monday, November 11    Sunrise (6:30am) until 1pm    Mercury Transits Sun
See the transit with us at the planetarium that day.

Upcoming Meetings 2019

Thursday, November 14 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm   William M. Staerkel Planetarium

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

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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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