Upcoming Events

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, September 3
12:00 am

The college will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance of Labor Day.

Monday, September 5
12:00 am

ll 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, October 1
12:00 am

Exhibition: Oct 6-27

The theory of quantum mechanics suggests that all possible outcomes deriving from every circumstance are carried out within their own distinct universes. This series is a visual exploration of collisions within the multiverse, where parallel lives are fleetingly merged into one. Memories and formative experiences are slammed together in cyclical layers, revealing unseen and imagined narratives. The purpose of the work is to engage the community in inclusive and meaningful discussions regarding the construction of social and personal identity and how both are in an ongoing process of creation and destruction

Art Gallery, Hansen Hall 121

Thursday, October 6 – Thursday, October 27
All Day

ECC will be closed October 13-14 for Fall Break.

Thursday, October 13 – Friday, October 14
12:00 am

Exhibition: Nov 7-Dec 2
Reception: Nov 11

Mid-Missouri Fine Arts Society, an organization of local artists, annually presents their artworks at ECC. Members work in a variety of media, including pastels, graphite, watercolor, oil paint, photography, and ceramics. The Mid-Missouri Fine Arts Society began in 1974 to promote and contribute to the interest in fine arts. Members of this local organization are active artists and art enthusiasts and work in a variety of media, including pastels, graphite, watercolor, oil paint, photography, and ceramics.

Monday, November 7 – Friday, November 11
All Day

ECC will be closed November 23 – 25 for Thanksgiving Break.

Wednesday, November 23 – Friday, November 25
12:00 am


Winter Intersession begins Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. The last day of classes is Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

Wednesday, December 14
12:00 am

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