PLEASE NOTE: This event has already occurred.
The William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College will join the CU Astronomical Society in making telescopes available to the public for FREE for the Sunday, Jan. 20 eclipse starting at 9 p.m., weather-permitting.
The darkest part of Earth’s shadow will encroach upon the Moon at 9:34 p.m. CST. The Moon will be completely in shadow by 10:41 p.m. and will remain there for about an hour. The Moon will begin to emerge from the shadow at 11:44 p.m., leaving a Full Moon in the sky again by 12:51 a.m. Monday.
Please note that this lunar viewing is not a planetarium show; it will be held outside. CUAS members will be outside the planetarium beginning at 9 p.m. observing the eclipse. The planetarium offers ample parking and a lobby where residents can warm up. Participants should park in the M1 parking lot and dress warmly!
Call the planetarium at 217/351-2567 for updates to the viewing if the weather seems uncertain.