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Upcoming Events

In observance of Memorial Day, the college will be closed Monday, May 30.

Monday, May 30
All Day

All public stargazing events begin at dusk and end no later than midnight.

EMDSO, an astronomy club in Franklin County, MO, is a registered 501 ©(3) organization of amateur astronomers dedicated to the advancement of astronomy in east central Missouri. We develop astronomical resources such as telescopes and observatories and offer astronomy programs to groups such as families, schools, service organizations, libraries, scouts and churches. We offer astronomical observing events (star parties) for the general public on a regular basis and private observing events to groups by reservation. Please call Rick Schwentker to make a reservation or ask for information, or go to emdso.org to fill out a reservation form.  Events may be canceled due to clouds or inclement weather. Stargazing events are held outside but come prepared to wear a mask and social distance if the Covid risk still exists. Bring a flashlight, bug spray, your telescope or binoculars, lawn chair and appropriate clothing for cool nights. Handicapped access is provided to the observatory deck. View the wonders of our universe such as planets, stars and nebulas through our 30” Dobsonian telescope at the Big Blue Observatory. Make your reservations today for the year 2022.

2022 Public Stargazing Schedule

Big Blue
New Haven MO
East Central College
Union MO
3/4, 3/25, 3/26 3/5
4/1, 4/29, 4/30 4/2
5/6, 5/27, 5/28 5/7
6/3, 6/24, 6/25 6/4
7/1, 7/29, 7/30 7/2
8/5, 8/26, 8/27 8/6
9/2, 9/23, 9/24 9/3
9/30, 10/2, 10/22 10/1
11/18, 11/25, 11/19 No observing

 

Saturday, June 4
12:00 am

Summer classes begin June 6. Summer classes end on July 28.

Monday, June 6
All Day

All public stargazing events begin at dusk and end no later than midnight.

EMDSO, an astronomy club in Franklin County, MO, is a registered 501 ©(3) organization of amateur astronomers dedicated to the advancement of astronomy in east central Missouri. We develop astronomical resources such as telescopes and observatories and offer astronomy programs to groups such as families, schools, service organizations, libraries, scouts and churches. We offer astronomical observing events (star parties) for the general public on a regular basis and private observing events to groups by reservation. Please call Rick Schwentker to make a reservation or ask for information, or go to emdso.org to fill out a reservation form.  Events may be canceled due to clouds or inclement weather. Stargazing events are held outside but come prepared to wear a mask and social distance if the Covid risk still exists. Bring a flashlight, bug spray, your telescope or binoculars, lawn chair and appropriate clothing for cool nights. Handicapped access is provided to the observatory deck. View the wonders of our universe such as planets, stars and nebulas through our 30” Dobsonian telescope at the Big Blue Observatory. Make your reservations today for the year 2022.

2022 Public Stargazing Schedule

Big Blue
New Haven MO
East Central College
Union MO
3/4, 3/25, 3/26 3/5
4/1, 4/29, 4/30 4/2
5/6, 5/27, 5/28 5/7
6/3, 6/24, 6/25 6/4
7/1, 7/29, 7/30 7/2
8/5, 8/26, 8/27 8/6
9/2, 9/23, 9/24 9/3
9/30, 10/2, 10/22 10/1
11/18, 11/25, 11/19 No observing

 

Saturday, July 2
12:00 am

The college will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Monday, July 4
All Day

“Miracle on 34th Street” the Musical

July 21 • 7:30 p.m. in the theatre.

Songs & Arrangements by: Jon Lorenz
Directed by: John Anglin
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus
is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer
decides to defend him by arguing in court
that he is the real thing.

Thursday, July 21
7:30 pm

“Miracle on 34th Street” the Musical

July 22 • 7:30 p.m. in the theatre.

Songs & Arrangements by: Jon Lorenz
Directed by: John Anglin
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus
is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer
decides to defend him by arguing in court
that he is the real thing.

Friday, July 22
7:30 pm

“Miracle on 34th Street” the Musical

July 23 • 7:30 p.m. in the theatre.

Songs & Arrangements by: Jon Lorenz
Directed by: John Anglin
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus
is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer
decides to defend him by arguing in court
that he is the real thing.

Saturday, July 23
7:30 pm

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