April 25, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

Echo Bluff State Park hosts a Dark Sky Astronomy Event May 4

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 25, 2019 – Come to Echo Bluff State Park for a Dark Sky Astronomy Program from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4. Meet on the “Sky Porch” at Bluff Top Pavilion parking lot. The Dent County Astronomers will have their scopes set up and ready to view constellations and the Milky Way. Learn about how light pollution obstructs our view of the sky in cities and towns around the world and what we can do to keep our skies dark.

Be sure to dress for the weather as it can still get chilly this time of year. This event is free and open to the public.

Echo Bluff State Park is located on Highway 19 approximately 25 miles south of Salem and approximately 14 miles north of Eminence. For more information about this and other events at the park call 573-751-1224.

For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.