Dark Sky Program

7/5/2024 | Thousand Hills State Park | Kirksville, MO

Thousand Hills State Park is hosting a series of dark sky programs again in 2024. Join park staff and Truman State University faculty at the park’s Point Shelter on one of the dates listed below to explore the stars and sky above you.

Telescopes will be set up at the Point Shelter, but everybody is welcome to telescopes of their own, along with chairs, blankets and binoculars.

Program Dates and Times:
  • Friday, March 22, 8-10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5, 8-10 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24, 9-11 p.m.
  • Friday, July 5, 9-11 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 30, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m.

These programs are free and open to the public, and registration is not required. All programs are weather permitting.

For more information about these events, call the park office at 660-665-6995. To learn more about protecting our night sky from light pollution, visit darkskymissouri.org.

Thousand Hills State Park is located at:

20431 State Highway 157, Kirksville, MO | 660-665-6995

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs