Community Interest

Free Stargazing Event Sept. 19 in Union, MO

The Easter Missouri Dark Sky Observers (EMDSO) will be offering free stargazing for the public at ECC on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at East Central College in Union, MO.

Stargazing for the general public has not been held up to this point in 2020 due to the COVID virus but will be held during the months of September and October 2020. Adequate physical distancing will be easy to achieve since it is an outside event. Also mask wearing will be required of all attendees. 

Stargazing will begin at dusk with sunset at 7:02 pm on this date. 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 the planet Saturn, Jupiter and numerous deep sky objects such as galaxies, planetary nebula and clusters. The ECC Observatory will not be open for events during the months of November, December, January and February.   If any questions please contact Rick Schwentker, EMDSO President, at 636-667-2337 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..