Friday Night Star Parties at UIS in Fall 2022.

The UIS Astronomy-Physics program will host an in-person Friday Night Star Party the UIS Campus Observatory on September 23, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The UIS Campus Observatory is on the roof of Brookens Library, accessible through a door labeled "Observatory" on the southeast corner of the building. If you are at the front of the library facing the UIS Fountain and Sangamon Auditorium, put your left hand on the wall of the library building and walk about a third of the way around the outside of the building to the Observatory entrance. Be prepared for four flights of stairs to reach the observatory on the roof.

Follow this link for more general information on Friday Night star parties this fall.

The event is weather dependent and may be called for clouds or rain. Call 217/206-8342 on the evening of the event or check our Twitter feed (@UISObservatory) for weather information. Guests registered for the event will receive information about weather via email.

Star Parties are free and open for everyone but registration is required. There will be a limit on the number of people allowed to attend in two time slots: 8-9 pm and 9-10 pm. Please register in advance to reserve your spot and receive messages about changes in program due to weather. Late registration will be available at the door as space allows.

Registration is open right now for Friday Night Star Parties in September 2022.

UIS Campus Observatory
Start Date/Time
Fri, Sep 23, 2022 8:00 pm
End Date/Time
Fri, Sep 23, 2022 10:00 pm