Upcoming Astronomy Events

As a service to our community, Sky & Telescope lists astronomy-related events, including star parties, observatory public nights, astronomy talks, and more. Star parties offer dark skies and astronomical fellowship and often cater to families and feature special activities for kids. Public nights give the general public a chance to view the sky through large telescopes, and public talks are a great place to learn the fundamentals of the science and the craft.
You’ll also see online events offered here.
And if you’d like free copies of Sky & Telescope‘s Let’s Go Stargazing flyer or door prizes for your next star party, you can fill out this form.

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Illinois Dark Skies Star Party 2022

September 22, 2022 - September 25, 2022

This year’s IDSSP will be held on September 22-25, 2022, at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek Fish and Wildlife area, 28 miles northwest of Springfield, IL. This will be our Star Party’s 20th year. We usually have about 100 amateur astronomers from Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana. Contact Bernd Estabrook at [email protected] for more information.


September 22, 2022
September 25, 2022


Sangamon Astronomical Society


Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area
10149 County Hwy 11
Chandlerville, IL 62627 United States
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