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Middle Fork Forest Preserve
Celebrate the wondrous night sky at Illinois’ FIRST and ONLY International Dark Sky Park!
- Food Trucks Arrive 5:30 p.m.
- Welcoming Remarks, Thanks Yous, “Dark Sky Places” presentation and Sign Unveiling – 6:00 p.m.
- Crafts, Hands-On Activities: 7 p.m.
- Starwatch Presentation by David Leake, Director of William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College – 8:30 p.m.
- Night Sky Viewing – 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Learn about the night sky & lighting pollution, participate in hands-on activities, create & take home special crafts, and speak with astronomy & astrophotography experts! Beginning at 9 p.m. join us and the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society for one of our popular Starwatch programs where we will view the stars, planets, and more! Weather-permitting, the program will go until midnight, but you may leave when you wish. Call (217) 351-2567 for weather updates. For more info: (217) 586-3360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.