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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL13, 2022 – Visit  Thousand Hills State Park for an evening of night sky exploration. Join park team members, Truman State University faculty and the Adair County Public Library to learn about the sky and view it through telescopes. Several telescopes will be available, but visitors are welcome to bring their own telescopes, chairs and binoculars.

All programs are weather permitting. Check out the Thousand Hills State Park Facebook page at for cancellations, location changes and other park information.

Events are scheduled: 

  • Star Party: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, beach parking lot. 
  • Lunar Eclipse: 8:30- 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, Point Shelter.
  • Night Sky Stories: 8:30 – 10:30 p.m., Saturday, July 2, beach parking lot.
  • Eyes on the Sky: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Point Shelter.
  • Spooktacular Stargazing: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Point Shelter.

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

Thousand Hills State Park is located at 20431 State Highway 157 in Kirksville. For more information about the meeting, please contact the Thousand Hills State Park office at 660-665-6995.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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