Northwest Suburban Astronomers to host star party in Marengo Oct. 5
On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Northwest Suburban Astronomers and the McHenry County Conservation District are holding a public star party at 6:15 p.m. at Marengo Ridge Conservation Area, 2411 N. Route 23, just north of Marengo.
Let Northwest Suburban Astronomers members show you the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus, stunningly beautiful star clusters, and the Andromeda Galaxy.
Northwest Suburban Astronomers members will be on hand to explain these objects and answer questions on them, as well as on astronomy and telescopes in general.
Dress for evening and bring a flashlight covered with red plastic. Red light helps preserve everyone's vision. Also bring insect repellent.
You can bring your own telescope or binoculars. Please arrive by 6:15 p.m.; sunset is 6:25 p.m.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled. There is no cost and no registration is required.