August stargazing at Argyle Lake State Park

Date(s): 
8/5/2022 8/5/2022
Time(s): 
8:30 p.m.
Description: 
Join us for stargazing with retired Western Illinois University astronomy instructor Tom Van Heuklon and hobby astronomist Larry Knicl.

Visitors will have an opportunity to observe Saturn, Jupiter, Naptune and Mars; the Perseids meteor shower; the moon; deep-sky objects such as star clusters, nebulae and other galazies; and the varying seasonal constellations.

Program will take place at hte parking lot near hte park's Sunset Shelter (first left turn upon entering the park). Visitors are asked to bring a chair or blanket, insect repellent and a flashlight.

To comply with COVID-19 guidelines, observing will be done using a laptop rather than a telescope eyepiece. In the event of inclement weather or poor visibility, program may be canceled and participants will be notified.
Event Type: 
Astronomy Event; Outdoor Event; State Parks
DNR Region(s): 
1
Map: 
Coordinates
Leaflet | OSM
Location: 
 
DNR Park: 
Argyle Lake
Address: 
640 Argyle Park Road
City, State ZIP: 
Colchester IL  
640 Argyle Park Road Colchester IL
Directions: 
 
Contact person/email: 
Bridget Hinchee / bridget.hinchee@illinois.gov
Phone/Fax: 
309-776-3422 /  
Other Phone: 
 
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