February 06, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Echo Bluff State Park Hosts Dark Night Sky Event Feb. 10

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, FEB. 6, 2018 – Echo Bluff State Park will host the year’s first Dark Night Sky event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 10. Participants will gather at the park’s “sky porch” – the parking lot at the Bluff Top Pavilion – for a spectacular view of the sky. This is a free event open to the public. 

Telescopes will be set up to view different stars and planets. Binoculars will also be available, and participants are welcome to bring their own viewing equipment. Members of the Dent County Astronomers group will be on hand to point out different constellations and other interesting star clusters, provide information on what makes the area’s dark skies so special and ways people can help protect them.

Participants are encouraged to dress in layers for cold weather. For more information, or for cancellations due to the weather, contact Connie Weber at 573-751-1224.

Echo Bluff State Park is located on Hwy. 19, approximately 25 miles south of Salem and approximately 14 miles north of Eminence. For more information about the event, call Connie at Echo Bluff State Park at 573-751-1224.

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