The Northwest Suburban Astronomers (NSA), in cooperation with Dekalb County Forest Preserves, will be hosting a public star party on Saturday, May 25th, 2019, at Afton Forest Preserve, located at 13600 Crego Road, just south of Dekalb, Illinois. View the galaxies of the Virgo Cluster, including M87, the black hole at the center of which was recently in the news, along with other galaxies, the beautiful globular star clusters M3, M13, and M92, the Ring Nebula, and many other celestial objects. NSA members will be on hand to explain these objects and answer questions on them, as well as on astronomy and telescopes in general.
Dress for evening and bring a flashlight covered with red plastic ( red light helps preserve everyone’s vision ), as well as insect repellent. Please arrive by 8:15 ( sunset is 8:13 ). 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 and no registration is required.