CAS-Sponsored Public Observing Sessions, 2013
Join us for a FREE evening under the stars at our next Public Observing Session. If you have a telescope or a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them along, and participate in the observing with us.
*If you need some help or instructions on setting up your telescope, bring it to one of our sessions below and we will try to help you as time permits.
Observing "DOs & DONT'S"
* NO WHITE LIGHT! Please use a RED LED FLASHLIGHT or cover your flashlight with RED CELLOPHANE.
* Flash photography is NOT permitted while we are observing.
* If you bring your young family members with, please be sure they are adequately supervised. No running or horseplay is permitted. Our astronomers have expensive and delicate equipment.
*Please use the trash-cans in the parks (let's leave the parks as clean as we found it, or better!).
*We are NOT allowed to walk down park trails at night. Please stay in the observing areas only!
(Protocols courtesy Jeff Benuzzi)
- Cernan Earth and Space Center
Saturday Skywatch events at Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove; Dates and topics are subject to change.
Please call the Cernan Center at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3372 for more information.
Unless otherwise noted all Cernan monthly Skywatch events except June/July start with an indoor program at 7:30 (admission fee) followed by free observing outside if clear enough. June/July events start at 8:00 pm.
Nov. 9, 2013
Dec. 14, 2013
Jan. 11, 2014
Feb. 8, 2014
Mar. 15, 2014
Apr. 5, 2014
May 3, 2014
June 7, 2014
July 5, 2014
Aug. 2, 2014
Sep. 6, 2014
Oct. 4, 2014
Nov. 1, 2014
Nov. 29, 2014
Little Red School House
9800 South 104 Ave., Willow Springs.
Join us for a FREE evening under the stars at our next Public Observing Session.
If you have a telescope or a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them along, and participate in the observing with us!
* If you need some help or instruction on setting up your telescope, bring it to one of our sessions below and we will try to help you as time permits.
Spring Valley Nature Center
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. (between Plum Grove Rd. and Meachem Rd.)
Spring Valley is outdoor if OK but indoor if not.
Nov. 23, 2013, 8:00 pm.CANCELLED
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens
7500 W. Il Rt. 83, Palos Heights, IL 60463 (11900 south), Phone (708) 361-1873
Each Star Gazing session at Lake Katherine will begin with a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation about an appropriate astronomical subject. These events will include a Hay Wagon Ride and Marshmallow Roast around the Nature Preserve following the star gazing. Expert Amateur (and regular amateur) Astronomers are encouraged to participate by bringing telescopes to Lake Katherine. Contact Joe Mayer at 773-233-4742 or firstname.lastname@example.org for directions and scheduling. (Information courtesy Joe Mayer)
Mar. 8, 2014, 5:30 pm---Moon, Jupiter, Orion Nebula
Apr. 5, 2014, 6:30 pm---Moon, Jupiter, Star Clusters
May 10, 2014, 8:30 pm---Moon, Jupiter, Saturn
June 7, 2014, 9:00 pm---Moon, Saturn, Jupiter
July 5, 2014, 9:00 pm---Moon, Saturn, Ring Nebula
Aug. 2, 2014, 8:30 pm---Moon, Saturn, Double Stars
Aug. 30, 2014, 7:00 pm---Moon, Saturn, Summer Triangle
Oct. 4, 2014, 6:00 pm---Moon, Saturn, Nebulae
The CAS is among the sponsors for these free telescope observing sessions at various sites. Everyone is welcome to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity for boy and girl scout groups or school groups. If you ever wanted to view the night sky through a telescope then pick a date from above.
Other CAS Events:
- Other Events of Interest:
COMET ISON OUTREACH AT ADLER NOV 2, 9, 16
NOTE: Sadly all three outreach dates, November 2nd, 9th & 16th
have been cancelled due to low comet brightness. The Adler hopes it
might schedule something in December after perihelion if ISON
survives and brightens.
Please read the message below and participate, if you can.
Contact Joe Mayer (email@example.com)
or Audrey Fischer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please pass along to CAS members that Adler will be having Comet Watch observing events
on the mornings of 11/2, 11/9, and 11/16 starting about
90 minutes before sunrise to look for Comet ISON.
We would like your help!
Given the comet brightness, GOTO telescopes may be necessary (at least for the 2nd).
Thanks for your continuing help!
p.s. the Doane will not be used for these events, since the comet will be too low.
Larry A. Ciupik
Astronomer and Doane Observatory Director
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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