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  • 5805 North Knoxville Ave
    Donovan Park was formerly Donovan Golf Course. 

    Donovan Park is located in the heart of Peoria, adjacent to the Peoria Park District Rock Island Greenway. It is popular in the winter with cross-country skiers. Northmoor Observatory is also located on the grounds.

    Northmoor Observatory

    In 1955, Northmoor Observatory opened to give area residents an unobstructed view of the night sky.

    Get a view of the sky through this nine-inch refractor telescope. The Observatory is about half-way across the Donovan Park toward Proctor Hospital.

    Join the Peoria Astronomical Society at Northmoor Observatory for free public viewing from dusk to 11:00 pm every cloudless Saturday from May 20 through October 15, 2017. Cancellations due to weather will be posted online at www.astronomical.org and on the Peoria Astronomical Society’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PeoriaAstronomicalSociety

    Northmoor Observatory is run by the Peoria Astronomical Society (www.astronomical.org), and donations are always welcome.

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