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DeKalb County Forest Preserve

Public “Star Parties”

May 5, 2018
Afton Forest Preserve

13600 Crego Rd., DeKalb, Illinois 60115


The Northwest Suburban Astronomers (NSA), in cooperation with the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District, will be hosting a public star party on Saturday, May 6th, at Afton Forest Preserve, located at 13600 Crego Road, south of DeKalb, Illinois. View and learn about planets, stars and star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae with the help of NSA members and their telescopes. Observing highlights may include the planet Jupiter and its moons, Globular Cluster M3, various galaxies in Leo and the Virgo Cluster, and many other fascinating celestial objects.


Dress for evening and bring a flashlight covered with red plastic or cellophane (red light preserves everyone's night vision) as well as insect repellent. Please arrive around 7:45 p.m. (sunset is at 7:53). You are welcome to bring your own telescope or binoculars. In the event of inclement weather the event will be cancelled. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required.

Afton Forest Preserve
13600 Crego Rd.,
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Northwest Suburban Astronomers
See link below for Afton map