You are here

Professional astronomer Jim Hopkins speaks to a group while explaining a telescope at a stargazing event Friday, Sept. 6, at Heritage Park. Hopkins taught astronomy at Joliet Junior College. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Pat Caulfield (right) looks into a telescope with amateur astronomer Franklin Sellers glancing above with his own eyes during the stargazing event Friday, Sept. 6, at Heritage Park.
Mike Levins, co-owner of Crosstown Exotics, invites Katelyn Walczak, 6, to hold a snake at the dual event.
Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter
4:30 am CDT September 11, 2019
Living in the suburbs of Chicago, it can be hard to see the night sky with streetlights, building lights, lit signs and all of the other outdoor lights shining light up into the sky.