The Honey Creek Observatory north of O'Neill will offer a free viewing session at 9 p.m. Aug. 23, weather permitting. 

Observing sessions are free. Those wishing to observe need to call before 9 p.m. or e-mail to register. 

"This session occurs at third-quarter moon which means it will rise late in the night and allow us nice dark skies," said Mark Urwiller. "After a constellation tour we will explore some deep sky objects — galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. We can look at Jupiter and Saturn too."

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."

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  • Occurred Friday, August 23rd, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

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