What we're about

This group was created with the purpose of helping people meet others with an interest in Astronomy in the Chicagoland area. After not finding a similar group nearby I thought I'd make a new one and see if there is any interest. I'm hoping the group will help others connect to people who share an interest in astronomy, whether they are experienced or new to the hobby. Volunteers wanted! If you would like to set up meetups please contact an organizer. The group is intended to be an open, collaborative effort, so if you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to post them! Thanks!

Upcoming events (5+)

Chicago Astronomer Astronomy & Space Classes - 18 & 19 June

NOTICE: I will be conducting two Astro classes next week at Simons park on June 18th & 19th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Telescope usage, finding celestial objects and discussing the upcoming Apollo 11 50th Anniversary... Details here: https://www.the606.org/events/astronomyclasses/ These classes are free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Bring your telescope and we will have it working in no time. Astro Joe

Chicago Astronomer at Harrison Park - 17 June 2019

Fellow Chicago Astronomers... Our Rain date session will be on Monday, the 17th of June - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Harrison Park (18th St. & Damen) We will have the Full Strawberry Moon to share with our fans as well as Jupiter...and maybe Saturn. Clouds are still a go, but the threat of rain will cancel this session. See all sky lovers then. Astro Joe

Chicago Astronomer at the 606 Trail Friday - 20 April 2018

Julia de Burgos Playground

NOTICE: Join the Chicago Astronomer at the 606 Trail this Friday at 7:30 pm for urban astronomy, telescopes and education. Details here: https://www.the606.org/events/for-the-love-of-stars-23/ We got rained out last week, but the skies look clear for us Friday evening. Be there. Astro Joe

Chicago Astronomer at the 606 Trail - 2nd Fridays of each month

606 Trail at Exelon Observatory

• What we'll do NOTICE: Join the Chicago Astronomer this Friday evening at the 606 Trail for an Public Observation session with telescopes and astronomers. We will set-up equipment at 7:00 pm and attend to our Trail guests till 9:30 pm at the Exelon Observatory at 1801 N. Ridgeway Ave. Details here: https://www.the606.org/events/for-the-love-of-stars-31/ Weather looks partly cloudy and event a go for this free and family friendly event. Astro Joe • What to bring Just your love of the Stars.... • Important to know Remember: Do not grab on to the Telescopes and monitor your children.

Past events (218)

Chicago Astronomer at the 606 Trail - 10 August 2018

606 Trail at Exelon Observatory

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