The Moon, Mizar and some Missiers

6/15/2013 | Knob Noster State Park | Knob Noster, MO

This free program, led by Grant Miller and his friendly, knowledgeable amateur astronomers, known as “the Local Group,” is designed to help beginners learn about and appreciate the night sky. All programs begin with a brief introduction, short astronomy/space lesson, and some questions and answers as the sky darkens. Quality amateur telescopes will be set up to guide visitors through the night sky; a naked-eye laser sky tour will also be presented at each program (dim red light flashlights preferred).

The earth's only natural satellite will be gorgeous in the telescopes this evening. Later, can you pass the 'Mizar Eye Test'?  Also find out why amateur astronomers talk about  "Messiers" and M numbers in the sky.

Bring something to sit on. Insect repellant is recommended. The event will be cancelled if the weather is overcast or rainy. To find out if the event is cancelled, please go to the Knob Noster State Park Facebook page.

Event times: 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

873 SE 10th, Knob Noster, MO | (660) 563-2463

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs