News Release 156

Discover the night sky May 28 at Onondaga Cave State Park

Volume 39-156 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MAY 19, 2011 – Discover the wonders of the sky above us at a night sky viewing program May 28 at Onondaga Cave State Park near Leasburg. Sponsored by the East Missouri Dark Sky Organization and Missouri State Parks, the night will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the program “Viewable Objects in the Night Sky. Following the program, visitors are invited to look at distant objects in the night sky through telescopes provided by the East Missouri Dark Sky Organization. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

The program on May 28 is the first of three night sky programs at the park, with future ones planned for Aug. 27 and Sept. 24.

Onondaga Cave State Park is located seven miles southeast of the Leasburg exit off of Interstate 44 on Highway H. For more information, contact the park at 573-245-6576 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 state parks and historic sites, visit