August 6th, 2019 – Explore the night sky during the 35th Annual Astronomy Jamboree at Friends Creek Conservation Area on Saturday, August 24 from 7-9pm.Enjoy live music by “Lish and the Replays” from 7:00-7:45pm, then view the stars and visible planets through telescopes. There will be a children’s crafts, giveaway prizes,and free hot dogs and marshmallows for roasting. You’re welcome to bring your own telescope(s) too and share your knowledge. Admission is free, but be sure to register online by noon on August 23 at MaconCountyConservation.org. You may continue your stargazing experience by staying the night at Friends Creek Campground. Electric sites ($17 for Macon County residents and $20 non-residents) and non-electric sites ($10 for Macon County residents and $12 non-residents) are available. Reserve your campsite by calling 217-423-7708. Friends Creek Conservation Area is located at 13734 Friends Creek Park Rd., Argenta, IL.