HUMBOLDT PARK — Stargazing experts will be getting kids and their families ready for the vernal equinox Friday night at the end of The 606.
It's not always eay to see the stars in Chicago. The 606 and Chicago Park District will be setting up telescopes at the western end of the elevated trail line Friday night, March 11.
The Chicago Park District's resident astronomer, Joe Guzman, will set up telescopes to view stars, constellations, planets and the moon from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Attendees can also bring their own telescopes.
There will be a chance for participants to win a telescope of their own and a personal instruction session from an astronomer.
Young astronomers who catch the stargazing bug can come back the following Saturday for the vernal equinox, or spring equinox, for another event.
The program is part of The 606 and Park District's "For The Love of Stars" series.
The Exelon Observatory at the trailhead of The 606 is located at 1700 N. Ridgeway.
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