Community Interest

Free Public Stargazing at ECC in Union Saturday Night, 9/15


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 September 15th, 2018,  beginning at dusk.


Park under the ECC water tower and walk to the field west of the tower. The observatory is the only structure in that open field. 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.


Visible during the early evening will be Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Also seen will be galaxies in Ursa Major, globular clusters in Hercules, planetary nebulae in Lyra and Cygnus, A comet is also visible. 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..