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Crowd views "Moon Over Barrington"

BARRINGTON – The Lake County Astronomical Society brought high-tech telescopes out to the Barrington Area Library, 505 North Northwest Highway, June 4.

In an all-ages astronomy event, children and caregivers were able to view the Moon, as well as other objects lighting up the sky. The "Moon Over Barrington" event was located in the back parking lot of the library.

Since this was a children's event, it took place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. – before total darkness. The Lake County Astronomical Society tries to respond to all levels of interest, according to their website.

Society members of all ages use large telescopes – some of which have been built from scratch – to periodically observe the night sky. The Society meets on the third Friday of each month. All meetings are free and open to the public.

The next public viewing night will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. July 10 at McCullom Lake, 4811 West Orchard Drive, in McCullom Lake. Visit www.lcas-astronomy.org for information.

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