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Star Party at Rotary Park

On Saturday, June 12th, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the LaSalle Public Library will be hosting NASA Solar System Ambassador, James Joel Knapper, when he assists the public in touring the night sky during a Star Party, held at Rotary Park in LaSalle.

Stargazing has been around since humans first looked up.  Whether you’re an amateur astronomer, or someone who just wants to enjoy the stars and planets and learn a bit about them, the LaSalle Public Library’s Star Party will be a fun opportunity, close to home.   Telescopes will be available for observation, as well as astronomy binoculars.  Red flashlights, used to maintain night vision, as well as planispheres, and tablets with night sky apps, will be available to locate objects, constellations, asterisms, and planets. 

The Star Party is a family-friendly event, and all City park rules apply.  Registration is required.  Register at the following - https://bit.ly/3upDRgS.  Masks are required for all who attend.  Registrants will receive additional information at the email they provide after registering.   The family-friendly program is free and open to the public.  If inclement weather, the Star Party will be cancelled.  

 The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette, LaSalle.  Rotary Park is located at 2837 E 5th Rd, LaSalle.  For more information regarding the Star Party, please call the Library at 815-223-2341.