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Crowd views "Moon Over Barrington"

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 11:29 a.m.áCDT
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Jeff Krage ˝ For Shaw Media Shyama Patel of Hoffman Estates looks through a telescope, provided by the Lake County Astronomical Society, at the moon during Wednesday's Moon over Barrington event at the Barrington Area Public Library. Barrington 6/4/14
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Jeff Krage ˝ For Shaw Media Gavin Uhran, 13, of Barrington looks through a telescope, provided by the Lake County Astronomical Society, at the moon during Wednesday's Moon over Barrington event at the Barrington Area Public Library. Barrington 6/4/14
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Jeff Krage ˝ For Shaw Media Gavin Uhran, 13, of Barrington looks through a telescope, provided by the Lake County Astronomical Society, at the moon during Wednesday's Moon over Barrington event at the Barrington Area Public Library. Barrington 6/4/14
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Jeff Krage ˝ For Shaw Media Jim Gibson of Barrington looks through a telescope, provided by the Lake County Astronomical Society, at the moon during Wednesday's Moon over Barrington event at the Barrington Area Public Library. Barrington 6/4/14
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Jeff Krage ˝ For Shaw Media The Lake County Astronomical Society brought three telescopes for the public to view the moon during Wednesday's Moon over Barrington event at the Barrington Area Public Library. Barrington 6/4/14

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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