Science in the Parks: Explore the Night Sky at McKinley Park

Science in the Parks: Explore the Night Sky at McKinley Park

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McKinley Park

2210 West Pershing Road

Chicago, IL 60609

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Join C2ST and partners in person at McKinley Park to explore the night sky, learn about the cosmos, and learn how to use a telescope!

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THE WEATHER IS NOT COOPERATING AGAIN! We want you to be able to see the stars, planets, and moon! New date July 6, 2022 (rain date 7.7.22)

Ready to see the night sky in a whole new light? As we continue our Science in the Parks series, we are excited to journey across the cosmos with the Chicago Astronomer Crew led by Joe Guzman  and--of course--the Chicago Park District to bring astronomy to McKinley Park!

Whether you’re a first-time viewer or a seasoned veteran of the night sky this program should be a blast! Together we will observe double stars, a red super giant, young hot blue stars, star clusters, and a waxing Crescent Moon for our session! Jointly, we will learn what is happening in the solar system this summer, from seasonal deep space objects to upcoming meteor showers and eclipses. The activities we will deliver are open to all ages and the program will include…

  • Space themed activities 5:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Astronomy chat 8:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Telescope viewing and activities 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Science in the Parks is an ongoing effort by C2ST to live up to our philosophy that “Science is for Everyone". Not only do we want to join your community, but we want to return and provide science programs that are relevant to you in the future.

Event Details

Tuesday July, 6th from 5:30 - 9:00 pm at McKinley Park / (Raindate 7.7.22)

Address: 2210 West Pershing Road, Chicago, IL 60609

This event will be hosted in person at McKinley Park! Gather at the McKinley Park Field house. Our goal is to host the program outside, weather-permitting. C2ST will work with our partner organizations to ensure that COVID protocols put in place by each organization, and the city at large, are followed and well-communicated. The following information will be emailed to all registrants the week of the program: parking, program structure, the weather forecast, COVID protocols, and any other emergent news.

To support STEM programs like this, you can DONATE to C2ST HERE!

We are dedicated to providing an inclusive environment for everyone. Please respect diversity in individuals and in cultures.

Notice: As a guest of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST), you agree to be photographed, videotaped, or filmed and grant C2ST permission to put the finished footage/photography to any uses that it may deem proper including marketing, advertising (print, radio, and television) and PR-related activities.

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Featured Speaker:

Joe "Astro Joe" Guzman

Joe “Astro Joe” Guzman serves as C.E.O of the Chicago Astronomer organization, Resident Astronomer for the Chicago Park District/ 606 Bloomingdale Trail, NASA/JPL Ambassador, and Instructor for the very popular

Space & Astronomy program at After School Matters. The Chicago Astronomer conducts public observation sessions and astronomy classes for all ages, connecting thousands of sky loving fans all across the city to the cosmos.

This program is presented in partnership with:

The Chicago Park District

The Chicago Astronomer Crew

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