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Welcome to the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society (CUAS) web site.

Solar Eclipse

There was a great crowd of folks at Sunset Park Thursday, Oct. 23rd to watch the partial solar eclipse. An airplane passed over the disc of the sun which some saw, but club member Doyle Slifer got it captured in a photo. Here it is: (click for a larger image)
Airplane Transiting the Sun

Upcoming Family and Public Skywatches 2015

Saturday, March 28th, 7 to 9 pm at our observatory. This event is canceled in the event of bad weather, including cloudy skies. You can check if the event is canceled by calling the hotline at 217-351-2567, or looking at our Tweets on the right side of this page.

About the Observatory Site

Upcoming Meetings 2014

Thursday, January 8th and Febuary 12th, 7 pm at Parkland’s Staerkel Planetarium.
For more information, see our Events Calendar.

Check out the Night Sky Network website:

Weather viewing conditions for the next 48 hours:

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.