Public Event

Public Astronomy Observation

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Date(s) - 05/06/2018
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

SIU Farms Dark Site


Free public astronomy observation hosted by the SIU Carbondale Physics Department at the SIU Farms Dark Site.

The site is located at: Autumn Point Rd, Carbondale, IL 62901

Enter the site from the Chautauqua road entrance. Site has 10 concrete telescope pads, an open observation area, and parking. No bathrooms or additional facilities are on this site. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. A few public telescopes will be available. Amateurs are encouraged to bring their own scopes and setup, no more than 1/2 hour early at the site. Several deep sky objects (clusters, nebula, galaxies) will be visible this evening.