FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2017
Eclipse program planned Aug. 2 at Missouri State Museum
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 20, 2017 – The Missouri State Museum will present the program “Eclipse and More” on Aug. 2 as part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours” series. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the free program will begin at 7 p.m. in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol.
David Ganey, astronomy teacher at Jefferson City High School, will present a program on the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and other upcoming astronomical events. Information will be presented on how to safely view the eclipse and how to enjoy Missouri skies – night and day.
The Missouri State Museum hosts “Museum after Hours” events the first Wednesday of every month. During this series, guests can take part in the special programs offered and have the opportunity to view the museum’s exhibits. The galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m. on event nights. Evening guests should enter through the carriage entrance on the south side of the building under the grand staircase.
Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit http://mostateparks.com/passport for more information.
The Missouri State Museum, part of the Missouri state park system, is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. For information about the event, call the museum at 573-751-2854. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit http://mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.