International Starry Night:

Coinciding with the Perseid Meteor shower on the night of August 10, events were held around the world to celebrate the first International Starry Night, a celebration of starlight. The River Bend Astronomy Club and the STEM Center at SIUE  joined forces to celebrate this event at Annie’s Frozen Custard in Edwardsville to bring the wonders of the night sky to the public.

International Starry Night 2013


International Observe the Moon Night:

is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year on the same day, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate our Moon.

International Observe the Moon Night 2013


Solar Eclipse Aug. 21,2017

On Aug. 21st 2017 there was a total solar eclipse RBAC and some friends had a gathering hosted at Dierks Farms

Total Solar Eclipse 2017