SPECIAL EVENTS: In addition to our regular meetings, the club schedules several public events throughout the year. Times and locations may vary. Eclipses, meteor showers, favorable planetary positions and more offer an excuse to share with others what we like best—observing. Watch this site for notices of coming events.

ASTRONOMY DAY: Since 2001, the club has participated in Astronomy Day, an international festival celebrating the science and wonder of astronomy. Past Astronomy Day events have featured a planet walk, lectures, games, crafts, exhibits and displays, solar and nighttime observation, and food. In 2003 we were privileged to host the event in conjunction with the Children’s Museum of Edwardsville. Mother Nature tested our mettle that day when a funnel cloud nearly touched down within sight of the museum. But later, the skies cleared and we all dried off in time to welcome a crowd and raffle off a new telescope.

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT: The moon, a celestial body that has influenced human lives since the dawn of time. International Observe the Moon Night has created the opportunity for people to take notice of the Moon’s beauty and share that experience with one another. Through International Observe the Moon Night, we hope to instill in the public a sense of wonderment and curiosity about our Moon.

Looked up lately? We hope you can join us at our next event. And don’t forget your umbrella!