|Our mission is to promote the study of planetary science
and astronomy with emphasis on meteorites; and to sponsor, encourage,
and assist in the physical, astronomical, environmental, and cultural sciences
so as to broaden man's knowledge of all phases of the universe.|
|NEWS & EVENTS|
Information of the upcoming GREAT AMERICAN SOLAR ECLIPSE
Want to know more about the upcoming total solar eclipse this August 21st? The PSF will be presenting information about this rare event
at various locations around northern Illinois. Please check the EVENTS page to find out where and when! Be
sure to mark August 21st on your calendar, too!
2017 Stargazing Events at Woodbine Bend Golf Course
Looking for a fun activity to do that won't cost any money? Come join the Planetary Studies Foundation
as they explain the beauty of the skies and the mesmerizing constellations. This 2017 astronomical
year, the Planetary Studies Foundation is proud to partner with Sam Stoddard from the Woodbine Bend
Golf Course and Restaurant. Woodbine Bend is best known to have one of the darkest skies locations in
Jo Daviess County. This year these stargazing events are on Saturdays May 6, June 17, July 15,
September 9 and October 14. Enjoy the evening by bringing your folding chairs, blankets and your
imagination as they explore the wondrous skies at dusk. Do not hesitate to bring your own telescope
and don't forget to bring your children. If it is raining, this event will be cancelled. These events are free
and opened to the public. The Woodbine Bend Golf Course and Restaurant is located at 3500 E. Center
Road in Stockton, IL. For more information about these events please contact PSF at (630) 670-3088 or
2017 Summer Workshops
The application form and information for this year's Summer Workshops can now be found on the link to the left. Children ages 7 - 12 are invited to join us learn about the Earth and the cultures that inhabit it.
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