Solar Observing

Elizabeth and Galena Events

Stop by the Banwarth House & Museum for Solar Observing May 7 from 1-3 p.m. for a special telescope workshop. This Jo Daviess County event provides a unique look in to how to use a telescope for nighttime viewing and a variety of different telescopes will be explained. Join Chris Zirtzman, amateur astronomer and Planetary Studies Foundation member for a special workshop. When it comes to special events Jo Daviess County has something for everyone.

When looking for more things to do in Galena stop by the Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum for a special exhibit. Browse throughout displays and activities that look back into Galena’s ¬†history ¬†with eight productive railroads. This Jo Daviess County event takes place May 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check out this and more Galena events at

Check into one of the finest Galena hotels during your stay. Stay at the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa for a special Galena lodging expereince. Enjoy amenities including indoor pool, spa facilities and dining. Experience the outdoors with this Galena hotel with hiking, biking, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, boat rentals, sand volleyball and playground. Make your reservations at one of the finest Galena hotels today! For more information on this Galena hotel and more check out

During your Galena vacation come by Elizabeth for a special Solar Observing event. This special workshop event costs $3 and is free for Planetary Studies Foundation members. If your looking to visit the Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum Exhibit cost is $3 per person and free for children. Visit Galena today and check out the best in attractions, museums, events and fun things to do. For more information on these Galena events and more visit

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