Moraine Valley’s observatory open viewing with one cancellation

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May 9, 2019

Moraine Valley Community College’s telescope open viewing nights are scheduled throughout the year with one cancellation on Friday, May 10. The remaining schedule includes the following dates:

•          June 14, 8:45 p.m.

•          July 12, 8:45 p.m.

•          August 9, 8 p.m.

•          September 6, 7:15 p.m.

•          October 11, 6:15 p.m.

Viewings will be canceled if it is cloudy or there are high winds. Dates and times are subject to change.

All viewings are held at the telescope dome on the G. Jack Bradley Observation Deck, located on the west side of the college’s Nature Study Area, off Kean Avenue near 107th Street. Observers can park in lots east of Building P or in the west section of the Building D parking lot and then walk on the path to the observation deck. Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

Observers should dress for the weather, wear insect repellent and can bring their own binoculars or telescopes. Occasionally, the International Space Station passes into view. This season should include good views of Jupiter and Saturn.

For more information, visit www.morainevalley.edu/community/nature-study-area/observatory/.