Meetings are held inside the dome at the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College.

The lot labeled M1 is a good place to park.

Prairie Winds Observatory

You can get driving directions to our observatory by clicking the button below.

Look for the “Directions” link to enter your starting location.

You can enter this in your own navigation device as well: “926 County Road 700E, Tolono, IL 61872”.

Middle Fork River Forest Preserve Dark Sky Observing Site

Our location for this is at the Middle Fork forest preserve.

Here is a Google Map link to the entrance of the park. We usually have a short program at the Activity Center followed by observation at the North Waterfowl Management Area.