Community Interest

Free Stargazing May 19 at ECC

The Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers will be holding another public stargazing event at East Central College Observatory on the ECC campus this Saturday evening, May 19th , 2018,  beginning at dusk.

Park under the ECC water tower and follow signs to the observatory. If cloudy or inclement weather, stargazing will be canceled. EMDSO club members will be present with their telescopes to assist attendees viewing visible solar system objects and deep sky objects.

A few of the deep sky objects that can be seen under a thin crescent moon are the constellation Ursa Major containing several galaxies, globular clusters in the constellations Hercules ang Bootes; planets, Venus and Jupiter with its major moons, and many other objects.

EMDSO offers stargazing at ECC on the third Saturday of each month March-October.  Contact phone number: EMDSO President, Rick Schwentker  at 1-636-667-2337 (cell) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.