News Release 336

Evening under the stars planned Oct. 8 at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Volume 39-336 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., SEPT. 30, 2011 - Enjoy an evening under the stars Saturday, Oct. 8 to celebrate the International Observe the Moon Night at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park at Wildwood. The free event, featuring the St. Louis Astronomical Society, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a virtual tour of Earth’s orbit in the visitor center. At 7 p.m., the celebration will move outside where SLAS members will have telescopes available for viewing the moon, Jupiter and its moons, double stars, clusters and galaxies. Bring your binoculars, lawn chairs, blankets and flashlights.

Fun crafts and door prize drawings will occur throughout the evening at the visitor center so everyone can warm up before claiming the door prizes.

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, call the park directly at 636-458-3813 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