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