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News Alert – Illinois Dark Skies Star Party 2020

Unfortunately, the 2020 edition of the Illinois Dark Skies Star Party will not be held this year.

There are still COVID-19 restrictions in place at Illinois parks, including Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area. Those rules make it impossible to hold the event as we have in the past. The restrictions impact observing, the protection and security of equipment, camping arrangements, food preparation, and how we interact with one another.

We consider all of you as friends, so this was a reluctant but realistic decision.

We wish you well, and appreciate your interest and loyalty since our very first IDSSP in 2002.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you in the future, and will begin planning the 2021 Edition of the IDSSP this fall. 

We thank you for your past attendance, and look forward to seeing you next year.

Take care and be healthy. 

The Sangamon Astronomical Society 

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