News Release 251

Learn about the night sky Oct. 20 at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Volume 39-251 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Enjoy a fun evening under the stars Oct. 20 at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in Wildwood. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, this free event will give you the opportunity to learn about what you see in the night sky.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. at the visitor center with a hands-on program by the St. Louis Science Center exploring the elements that make up the solar system. At 7:30 p.m. join members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society for stargazing. Telescopes will be set up near the Dr. Edmund A. Babler Monument for viewing the moon, Saturn, and its moons as well as double stars, clusters and galaxies. Society members will also point out constellations such as the Big Dipper, Gemini, Leo and Virgo. The public is encouraged to bring binoculars, lawn chairs, blankets and flashlights. No reservations are required.

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park is located 20 miles west of St. Louis on Highway BA between U.S. 40 and Highway 100. For more information about the event, call the park at 636-458-3813. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.