Enjoy an evening "Under a Boone Sky" Aug. 15 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-237 For Immediate Release: Aug. 6, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- Attend a special stargazing program called "Under a Boone Sky" on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the event will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Jacob Swett of the Ozarks Amateur Astronomy Club will present a program with a special emphasis on historic uses for and beliefs about the night sky.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during the program. Flashlights are welcome, but they should either have a red bulb or be covered with red film so as not to affect the viewing experience.  In the event of inclement weather or heavy cloud cover, the event will be canceled.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone. The Boone family came to the area in 1837, making them some of western Greene County's first settlers.

 The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V. For more information about the event, contact the site directly at 417-751-3266 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com.

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