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Annual Astronomy Jamboree
September 21, 2013 5:00- 9:00 p.m.
Friends Creek Conservation Area
Large Pavilion

photo of boy and girl looking through a telescope

Astronomy Adventures:

This event is part of the "Into the Wild" series made possible by a grant from ADM cares. This event features a picnic supper. The picnic supper includes hot dog, chips, cookie and drink provided for "Into the Wild" Participants. Picnic supper reservations are required by September 18th. There is no cost for participants who make reservations for the "Into the Wild" portion of the event.

Astronomy Jamboree:

Join us at Friends Creek Conservation Area for an evening of family fun exploring the night sky. 2013 will mark the 29th year for the Astronomy Jamboree!

Observe the big dipper, north star, and leo the lion through telescopes. What are some stars you will see? View a constellation map for the fall season.

Enjoy door prizes, refreshments, crafts and a campfire with marshmallows.

Telescopes will be available for viewing.

Reservations required by September 18th. Call (217) 423-7708 to make reservations.




Today's Sunrise Sunset in Decatur, IL:
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    Sunset is at: 8:10 PM

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Rock Springs Conservation Area
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Sand Creek Conservation Area
Griswold Conservation Area
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The Macon County Conservation District invites you to visit the many natural areas in Macon County, Illinois, including Rock Springs Nature Center, which offers nature programs, special activities, nature hikes, summer camps, music programs, conference rooms for all ages throughout the year in Decatur, Illinois.
Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708

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