The Sky - Yours to Discover

Experience Stargazing at the Trantina Farm and celebrate the International Dark Sky recognition of the Village of Homer Glen by spending a warm summer evening with the stars!

The Village of Homer Glen and Homer Township will host a summer stargazing event on Friday, June 20 from 9 pm to 11 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 is coordinated by the Homer Glen Environment Committee, the Homer Glen EMA, Homer Township and Will County School District 92.

This is the seventh year for the biannual stargazing event at the Trantina Farm. To date over 1800 people have come to the Farm to experience the beauty of the stars at night. During this summer's stargazing event, constellations and celestial views will be highlighted thanks to amateur astronomers from the Kankakee Area StarGazers, the Naperville Astronomical Association, and the South West Astronomy Observers Group. These groups will have their large telescopes available for free viewing. They will feature astronomical beauties such as Arcturas, Bootes, Corona Borealis, Hercules and the Milky Way.

As the 4th International Dark Sky Community, the summer stargazing event is a way for the Village to bring the wonders of the night sky to the public. The Village is the first to be designated as a Dark Sky Community in Illinois and also the first community east of the Mississippi River. The Village received this award from the International Dark Sky association because of its "exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of quality lighting codes, dark sky education and citizen support of dark skies".

Experience Stargazing at the Trantina Farm located at 15744 W. 151st Street in Homer Township east of the intersection of Gougar Road and 151st Street.

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.