Since the evening components of the Astronomy Festival on September 10 were cancelled due to inclement weather, we have rescheduled them! Hope you can come out and enjoy!
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration is not required!
6:30pm-8:30pm: sunset stargazing + telescope viewing
West End Picnic Site
Get a special view of the moon, planets, and stars through telescopes provided by St. Louis Astronomical Society and the St. Louis Science Center. We expect to be able to view a full moon, as well as Saturn and possibly Jupiter.
6:30pm-8:00pm: night hikes
West End Picnic Site (meeting location)/ Gaddy Bird Garden
Naturalists from the Missouri Department of Conservation will lead a series of guided walks through the West End of the park to search for night critters that call Tower Grove Park home. We’ll listen for owls, look for eyeshine, and see moths and more in the dark. Walks are 20-30 minutes long and will be walk-up within the time range. Expect tour departures around 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m.
Astronomy Festival Telescope Viewings & Night Hikes are a public science partnership of Astronomy on Tap St. Louis, the St. Louis Astronomical Society, Tower Grove Park, Washington University in St. Louis Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, Missouri Department of Conservation, and The Academy of Science - St. Louis.