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Friday nights at the Dearborn Observatory bring in people of all ages to star gaze through the observatory's 18.5-inch telescope.

Spend Friday nights with the stars

by Fouad Egbaria
Feb 28, 2013


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Northwestern University's Dearborn Observatory is one of the best places to view the stars in the Chicago area.

Do you ever wonder where you might go to get a good look at the planets, especially in a city with so much light pollution? Northwestern University's Dearborn Observatory in Evanston feeds your fascination with the cosmos. Look through the observatory's 18.5-inch telescope, free of charge, from 8-10 p.m. every Friday. People of all ages are welcome to star gaze in an environment of scientific curiosity and collective learning.