The Northwest Suburban Astronomers (NSA), in cooperation with the McHenry County Conservation District, will be hosting a public star party on Saturday, April 27th, at Marengo Ridge Conservation Area, located at 3100 IL-23, just north of Marengo, Illinois. NSA members will be aiming their telescopes at the beautiful globular star clusters M3 and M13, the many galaxies of the Virgo Cluster, and numerous other objects as well.
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 plan to arrive by 7:45 ( sunset time is 7:44). You are welcome to bring your own telescope or binoculars. NSA members will be happy to provide guidance in their use. In the event of inclement weather the event will be cancelled. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required.