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Star Party – night of the Perseid Meteor Showers!

Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 5:30 PM-Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 9:30 AM


A Junior Academy of Science Membership
Overnight Event!

This event is now full – check back for fall teen events – coming soon!

Photo Credit: NASA

Photo Credit: NASA

View the night of the shooting stars – Perseid Meteor Showers!

Friday, August 12, 2016
Check-in 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Saturday, August 13 2016
Check-out by 9:30 am

Location:  Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MO (Directions will be e-mailed to you as it gets closer to the event)

  • Looking for a great family activity before the kids head back to school?
  • Want to get away, but don’t want to drive over an hour?
  • Wish you had a cabin in the country?

Don’t miss the Academy of Science – St. Louis Star Party!

Speaker:  Rich Heuermann, St. Louis Astronomical Society and NASA Solar System Program Ambassador, will provide an overview of the night sky.  Be prepared to stay up late!  Let’s hope for good weather and a clear sky as Rich will bring his high-power telescopes!  If it is a cloudy or rainy evening – don’t worry – lots of inside activities planned!  Bonus:  Guided night hike & Geocaching!

2015 Star sunset group walking 3GREAT FAMILY FUN!

Open to Junior Academy members and their families. (Junior Academy members are students in Grades 6-12.  Join now so that you can attend the Star Party!   Click here for membership details)

Siblings need to be age 7 or older.  Students need to be accompanied by at least 1 parent or guardian.

Cost is minimal at $31 each – includes:

  • Welcome supper
  • Night in log shared log cabins
  • Geocaching
  • Guided night hike
  • Night Sky program and telescope viewing
  • Refreshments:  supper-snacks-continental breakfast

Cabin w orange balloonLodging in wonderful historic log cabins – All cabins are air-conditioned and have a private bathroom.  Each family will have their own room.  No individual cabins available.  Showers available in modern shower house.

Prizes for students who count the most shooting stars!  (Hint:  150 is the record!)

If you have questions, contact Peggy James Nacke.
peggyn (at) academyofsciencestl.org or 314-533-8291


Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 9:30 AM


Shaw Nature Reserve
307 Pinetum Loop Road
Gray Summit, MO 63039 United States