Due to the pending weather, the following viewing sessions have been cancelled.
The Honey Creek Observatory north of O'Neill will offer three free viewing sessions at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5, 20 and 27, weather permitting.
Observing sessions are free. Those wishing to observe need to call before 8:30 p.m. or e-mail to register.
"The viewing session Sept. 5 will feature a first quarter moon. Jupiter and Saturn are also well placed in the south for viewing. We'll start with the moon and planets, and have a constellation tour as it gets darker," said Mark Urwiller.
"The Sept. 20 and 27 viewing sessions occurs after third quarter moon which means it will rise late in the night and allow us nice dark skies. After a constellation tour we'll explore some deep sky objects such galaxies, nebulae and star clusters as well as look at Jupiter and Saturn."
Directions to the observatory: from O’Neill travel north on Hwy. 281 to 883rd Road (Johnson’s Three Eagles), turn west and travel 2 miles. Turn north onto 490th Avenue and travel 0.6 miles to the red gate. Directions will be given where to park.
“Please call to check before leaving for the observatory site for weather prospects. Most observing sessions require no clouds and wind under 10 mph,” Urwiller said. "There is also the issue of whether the road is passable depending on the time of year."