International Starry Night & Starlight Week

Village of Homer Glen Proclamation

Read the Village of Homer Glen's Proclamation (PDF) designating August 10, 2013 International Starry Night and August 11-17, 2013 as Starlight Week in the Village of Homer Glen Proclamation.

By Proclamation on July 23, 2013, the Village of Homer Glen has designated August 10, 2013 as “International Starry Night” and August 11-17, 2013 as “Starlight Week” in celebration of the beauty of the stars and bringing back starlight.

International Dark Sky Community

The Village of Homer Glen is the 4th International Dark Sky Community in the world as determined by the International Dark Sky Association, the 3rd Dark Sky Community in the United States and the 1st east of the Mississippi River.

Starry Night Viewings

The Village has been promoting starry night viewing since 2008 and educating the public about dark sky awareness at Homer Township’s Trantina Farm with Stargazing events. The “First International Starry Night” took place with a Stargazing event on July 12, 2013 in which approximately 225 people from across the Chicagoland area participated.

Next Stargazing Event

The next stargazing event in support of “International Starry Night” will take place on September 27th at the Trantina Farm. The Kankakee Area Stargazers, the Naperville Astronomical Association, and the South West Astronomy Observers Group will once again bring their large telescopes and assist the public in free viewing of the night sky. Information for "International Starry Night" and "Starlight Week" can be found at:
  • International Starry Night at the Starry Night
  • Starlight Week | One Star at a Time
  • Starlight Week in Homer Glen, Illinois, USA | One Star at a Time
  • Starlight Week in Illinois