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Stargazing spots for yearly Perseid Meteor Shower closest to Chicago

If I'm going to be in Chicago during the Perseid Meteor showers in August where is a good spot to see the shower with other stargazers?

Ideally, I'm looking for a place where star gazers set up telescopes outside of the city to watch the sky with others.

I've heard Silver Springs State Park in Yorkville, Ill or Indiana Dunes State Park are good spots.

Are there any meet ups, groups or websites you can recommend for a someone who is not a local to find their way to a viewing party?


1 Answer

answered first by
Supun from Carson (California)

Here's the info for the 2018 viewing party at Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve) which is about 55 miles east of Chicago. 

I was told about this cute french picnic where the Naperville Astronomical Association and Chicago Astronomical Society will have telescopes set up in Wheaton

Please post other viewing events like these. cheers

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  1. Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve) (attraction)
  2. Wheaton (attraction)

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