The Sky - Yours to Discover

The Village of Homer Glen and Homer Township hosted a "Starry Night" stargazing event on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 8 pm to 10 pm at Homer Township’s historic Trantina Farm in Homer Township. The Trantina Farm is located at 15744 W. 151st Street in Homer Township east of the intersection of Gougar Rd. and 151st Street. The event was coordinated by the Homer Glen Environment Committee, the Homer Glen EMA, Homer Township and Will County School District 92.

This is the sixth year for the biannual stargazing event at the Trantina Farm. To date over 1500 people have come to the Farm to experience the beauty of the stars at night. On Friday, September 27th, the night sky again came alive thanks to amateur astronomers from the Kankakee Area StarGazers, the Naperville Astronomical Association, and the South West Astronomy Observers Group. They ed astronomical beauties such as Scorpius, Sagittarius, Lyra, Cygnus, and the Big Dipper. These groups had their large telescopes available for free viewing.

Experience Stargazing at the Trantina Farm and continue to celebrate Homer Glen’s recent recognition as the 4th International Dark Sky Community by spending an evening with the stars under a cool, crisp fall sky! The fall star gazing event is a way for the Village to bring the wonders of the night sky to the public. For more information call the Village of Homer Glen at 708-301-0632.

Naperville Astronomical Association

South West Astronomy Observers Group

Kankakee Area StarGazers

 

Stargazing Line
Stargazing Line September 27, 2013

Stargazing Mom and Girl
Stargazing Mom and Girl September 27, 2013

 

Village of Homer Glen's Proclamation Regarding International Starry Night and Starlight Week

Click here to read about the Village of Homer Glen's proclamation designating August 10, 2013 International Starry Night and designating August 11-17, 2013 as Starlight Week in the Village of Homer Glen.