Learn about and gaze at the stars at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site Aug. 29

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Volume 37-273 For Immediate Release: Aug. 21, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- Investigate the night sky at a stargazing event on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site in Lexington. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The evening will begin with an astronomy program by the Kansas City Astronomy Society in the theater inside the historic site's visitor center. Following the program, visitors will depart to the top of the battlefield for stargazing from dusk to 10 p.m.  In the event of rain, the program inside the visitor center will still be presented.

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site is located on Delaware Street in Lexington. For more information on the event, contact the site at 660-259-4654 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).  To learn more about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com