Total Eclipse of the Sun

8/20/2017 to 8/21/2017 | Arrow Rock State Historic Site | Arrow Rock, MO

On Aug. 21, the center line of the total eclipse of the sun passes through Arrow Rock State Historic Site.  The historic site will host  two programs led by educator Trisha Muro, who was a physics and astrophysics major at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She worked at the Space Telescope Science Institute and the astronomy and observation headquarters for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Aug. 20: 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. -  Star gazing walk with Trisha Muro

Meet at the picnic circle in the recreation area. The walk is free and open to the public.This walk will be especially interesting to families with children.

Aug. 21: 10 a.m. - 2:38 p.m. - Astronomy lecture with Trisha Muro at the historic site visitors’ center

The lecture is free but seating is limited to 90 people; call 660-837-3330 to reserve a spot. The partial eclipse starts at 11:44 a.m., the total eclipse begins at 1:10 p.m. and the partial eclipse ends at 2:38 pm.

Main Street in front of the boardwalk shops will be open for pedestrian traffic only. Parking is permitted anywhere else in town.  If conditions permit, parking for eclipse observers will be allowed on two of the grassy fields of the recreation area. The J. Huston Tavern will be open and serving on Eclipse Day; call 660-837-3200 for reservations. Two local restaurants will also have box lunches available on the boardwalk.

DO not observe the eclipse with the naked eye. Use eye protection that is rated “solar safe.”

To learn more about the eclipse, click here. For a complete list of events in Missouri State Parks related to the eclipse, click here.

39521 Visitor Center Drive, Arrow Rock, MO | (660) 837-3330

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs