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Weiskopf Observatory

7993 N. River Rd., Byron, IL 61010

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The Weiskopf Observatory is located within the Byron Forest Preserve and has a 11" Celestron reflecting telescope offering views of the stars & planets. It is is available for public viewing Tues-Sat during summer months.

During the weekly public viewing sessions, experienced Byron Forest Preserve staff will guide you through the skies. Visitors will see the planets, the moon, and fainter objects in the sky. Public viewing is held on Tuesday and Saturday nights beginning at dark for three hours during the summer months. Public viewing is held only on Saturday nights from August through May. There is no admission fee for public viewing.

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