You can bring binoculars if you have them and dress for falling night time temperatures as the air cools down quickly most nights. During the warm wet months bring insect repellent if mosquitoes bother you. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 8 have difficulties looking through optical telescope eyepieces.

*We do cancel if conditions make observing impossible such as cloud cover, rain, very high winds.

Accessing the Open Viewing Schedule:

Do check the Moraine Valley Community College website front page. At the top of that page click on “Community”.  Scroll down to “Nature Study and Telescope Viewing” and on that page click “Observatory” to get the viewing schedule including any updates.