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0 Rutenbeck Observatory
 
Iowa   Just west of Clinton.
20SW Sunny Knoll Observatory
 
Illinois   A private observatory in Port Byron.
25E Sterling
 
Illinois  
29N Massbach Ridge
 
Illinois  
33W Dixon
 
Iowa   Close to Menke and Jens-Wendt Observatories
34S PACMO
 
Illinois   An observing site of the Popular Astronomy Club.
36N Galena Log Cabin Getaway
 
Illinois   Galena's Dark-Sky Site (SM).
37SE Green River State Wildlife Area
 
Illinois   Link.
39NE JETS Observatory
 
Illinois   A public observatory of Freeport High School. Also affiliated with the TriCounty Astronomers (TCA). In Freeport.
42SE Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
 
Illinois   State park used by some members of the Naperville Astronomical Association.
44N Apple River
 
Illinois  
51NW Dubuque
 
Iowa  
54NE Velveeta Valley Observatory
 
Illinois   Aka VVO, a private observatory in Pecatonica.
55NE Monroe Optical Observatory
 
Wisconsin   A private observatory somewhere around Monroe.
55SW Muscatine
 
Iowa  
58NE This chart is sponsored. Hawkeye Observatory
 
Illinois   A private observatory.
58NE Monroe
 
Wisconsin   A town in Green county.
58SW The Stellar Shed
 
Illinois   A private observatory near Aledo.
59S Viking Observatory
 
Illinois   A private observatory Near Galesburg.
59SE Lake Thunderbird
 
Illinois   A lake near Putnam.
61NW Grant River Recreation Area
 
Wisconsin   A recreation area near Potosi.
62NE This chart is sponsored. Rockford
 
Illinois   Home of the Rockford Amateur Astronomers.
63N Big M Observatory
 
Wisconsin   A private observatory near Platteville.
64N West Point Observatory
 
Wisconsin   Observatory near Monticello.
68N Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
 
Wisconsin   A private observatory somewhere around near New Glarus.
69E Kirkland
 
Illinois  
69N Mineral Point
 
Wisconsin  
69NE Astro-Physics
 
Illinois   Observing site of telescope maker Astro-Physics Inc.
69W Palisades-Dows Observatory
 
Iowa   An observatory of the Cedar Amateur Astronomers. Between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
72NE Big Cigar Astronomy
 
Illinois   Club near South Beloit
72SE Starved Rock State Park
 
Illinois   State park. Used by some members of the Astronomical Society at the University of Illinois. Also home of Astrofest, a star party held by the Chicago Astronomical Society.
72W Iowa City
 
Iowa  
73E De Kalb
 
Illinois   Home of the Davis Hall Observatory at Northern Illinois University.
74NE Caledonia
 
Illinois  
74NE This chart is sponsored. Yanna Research Station
 
Wisconsin   Observatory site of the Madison Astronomical Society. Near Attica.
75N Wild Apple Observatory
 
Wisconsin   A private observatory in Dane County.
75SE Lone Wolf Observatory
 
Illinois   A private observatory near Varna.
76N Dodgeville
 
Wisconsin  
78W Riverside
 
Iowa  
79E Serena
 
Illinois   A town in La Salle county.
79W Owl Ridge Observatory
 
Iowa   A few miles from Cedar Rapids.
80W Hilltop Homeschool Observatory
 
Iowa   A private observatory of a member of the Cedar Amateur Astronomers. Near Cedar Rapids.
81NE Janesville
 
Wisconsin  
81SW John H. Witte Observatory
 
Iowa   Observatory of the Southeast Iowa Astronomy Club.
83E This chart is sponsored. Claustonberry Observatory
 
Illinois   A private observatory near Marengo.
83SW Iowa SkyNet Observatory
 
Iowa   A private observatory near Washington, IA.
84E Marengo
 
Illinois  
85E SWAOG Dark Site
 
Illinois   A site of the South West Astronomy Observers Group in Yorkville.
86SE Streator
 
Illinois  
87E Lily Lake Observatory
 
Illinois   A private observatory near the town of Lilly Lake.
87N Pine Bluff Observatory
 
Wisconsin   Local research observatory of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 15 miles from Madison.
87S Peoria
 
Illinois   Home of the Peoria Astronomical Society
90E This chart is sponsored. NAA
 
Illinois   A site of the Naperville Astronomical Association. A few miles from Newark, but 25 miles southwest of Naperville.
90NW Wyalusing
 
Wisconsin   Home of the Starsplitters of Wyalusing.
92NE Madison
 
Wisconsin   Home of the Madison Astronomical Society.
93E Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
 
Illinois   An environmental education center located in James O. Breen Community Park in St Charles. Also site of star parties held by OneDarkSky.com.
93E Peck Farm Park
 
Illinois   Public viewing site for the Fox Valley Astronomical Society. In Geneva.
93E Woodstock
 
Illinois  
95E TASS H (Droege) Observatory
 
Illinois   An observatory of the Amateur Sky Survey project. Near Batavia.
95W Bearbower Sand Prairie Area
 
Iowa   A Buchanan county park.
96NE Yerkes Observatory
 
Wisconsin   Observatory in Williams Bay.
96W Williamsburg
 
Iowa  
97SE This chart is sponsored. NAA Ransom
 
Illinois   An observing site of the Naperville Astronomical Association. Near Ransom.
97SW Wever
 
Iowa  
98E Crystal Lake
 
Illinois  
98E U-46 Planetarium
 
Illinois   Elgin School District Planetarium in Elgin.
99E OneDarkSky.com Observation Site #1
 
Illinois   A clearing off of Cobblers Crossing, in Elgin. Site of public star parties held by OneDarkSky.com.
99NE UW-Whitewater Observatory
 
Wisconsin   Observatory of the University of Wisconsin, at Whitewater. In Whitewater.
99W Van Horne
 
Iowa   A town in Benton county.
100NE Suburban Lights Observatory
 
Wisconsin   A private observatory in Marshall.
101E White Eagle Observatory
 
Illinois   A private observatory near Naperville.
101S Macomb
 
Illinois  
102N Richland Center
 
Wisconsin  
104E This chart is sponsored. Riley Observatory
 
Illinois   An observatory of the Naperville Astronomical Association. Near Naperville.
104NE De Forest
 
Wisconsin  
105E Barrington Hills
 
Illinois   A town in Cook county. Site of International Year of Astronomy events.
105E SWAOG Light Site
 
Illinois   A public observing site of the South West Astronomy Observers Group. In Wheaton.
105NW Hodges and North Wildlife Area
 
Iowa   Near Jesup. Used by members of the Black Hawk Astronomy Club, affiliated with the Grout Museum in Waterloo Iowa.
106NE Aztalan State Park
 
Wisconsin   State park near Aztalan.
107N Mount Sterling
 
Wisconsin  
107NE Eagle Observatory
 
Wisconsin   A private observatory near Eagle.
109E Lake Zurich
 
Illinois  
110SE Braidwood Dark Sky Site
 
Illinois   Near Gardner.
111E Lombard
 
Illinois   Forecast also covers Glendale Hieghts, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Addison, and Glen Ellyn.
111E Northwest Suburban Astronomers
 
Illinois   The NSA is active in the area of Palatine/Hoffman Estates.
112E This chart is sponsored. Smith Observing Site
 
Illinois   Near Round Lake Beach and about 15 miles west of Waukegan.
113SE Bloomington
 
Illinois   A town in McLean county.
115N Reedsburg
 
Wisconsin  
115NE Richard Bong State Recreation Area
 
Wisconsin   Recreation Area near Burlington. Used by some members of the Racine Astronomical Society.
118E Lincolnshire
 
Illinois   Also covers Deerfield which is home of the Skokie Valley Astronomers .
118E The Little Red School House
 
Illinois   A site used by the Chicago Astronomical Society. In Willow Springs.
118NE Texas Yard Canon Observatory
 
Wisconsin   A private observatory.
118SE Sugar Grove Observatory
 
Illinois   An observatory of the Twin City Amateur Astronomers. In the Sugar Grove Nature Center.
119S Weinberg-King State Park
 
Illinois   State park near Augusta.


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