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Total Lunar Eclipse with CIERA Astronomers

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
9:30 PM - 11:45 PM Central

Where: Dearborn Observatory, 2131 Tech Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: CIERA Astrophysics   (847) 491-8646

Group: CIERA - Special Public Events

Category: Other


Observe the total lunar eclipse at the historic Dearborn Observatory, and talk to Northwestern astronomers! 

Hot chocolate provided at Dearborn while supplies last. Additionally, we are pleased to partner with La Cocinita Food Truck! They will be parked in the lot at Northwestern Place (east of Sheridan Road) and will have lots of yummy food for purchase.

Event will last until 1:00am (Plan-it-Purple is not equipped to list times that go past 11:45pm). Maximum point of eclipse occurs at 11:12 PM.

-- Admission is free and all are welcome. Family/kid-friendly event.
-- Parking in university lots is unrestricted in the evenings.
-- If the weather is questionable, check the Facebook Event for updates.
-- Unfortunately, the Dearborn Observatory is NOT ADA-accessible. There is no elevator in the building. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.

More information about the eclipse can be found at


Image Credit: U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Osakabe Yasuo

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