Upcoming Events

The last day of summer classes is July 28.

Thursday, July 28
All Day

Hansen Hall – John E. Anglin Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, August 2
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hansen Hall, Theater

Thursday, August 4
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

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, August 6
12:00 am

Hansen Hall, Theater

Monday, August 8
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Hansen Hall, Theater

Saturday, August 13
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Hansen Hall, Theater

Thursday, August 18
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Fall classes begin Monday, August 22, 2022.

Monday, August 22
12:00 am

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