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Best Even Cheaper Thrill St. Louis 2007 - St. Louis Astronomical Society Public Star Parties

St. Louis Astronomical Society Public Star Parties

St. Louis Astronomical Society Public Star Parties

Clayton Drive & Faulkner Drive

St. Louis, MO 63110

314-289-4424

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First the bad news: Unless you're mind-bogglingly wealthy or mind-bogglingly intelligent, you aren't getting into outer space. The good news? The St. Louis Astronomical Society can help you see through the astronauts' eyes — for free! To have your feet leave this planet and your body feel the weightlessness for which outer space is famous, just head over to the field next to the Saint Louis Science Center's McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park. On the second Friday of each month from January through October, the SLSC folks turn off the parking-lot lights and extinguish the planetarium's colorful nighttime glow. On these special, dimly illuminated evenings, SLAS volunteers set up telescopes and train them on a variety of night-sky wonders. (Note: Though your journey is free, donations are accepted.)
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Bill Breeden
Bill Breeden

Thank you so much for this award and article! We at SLAS enjoy showing the night sky to people, and all are welcome at the Planetarium viewings. If you cannot make it on one of the Friday evenings to the Planetarium, we also gather at Francis Park monthly on the Wednesday evening near the First Quarter Moon. Next Francis Park viewing is Oct. 17. See you there (unless it's cloudy)!

Erin
Erin

It is also worth noting that along with the free public telescope viewing, the Planetarium offers a free Sky Tonight show inside, regardless of the weather.

Cook Feldman
Cook Feldman

Thank you for the article and publicity. It probably should be noted that the St. Louis Astronomical Society volunteers set up their own personal equipment for these events.

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