Friday Night Public StargazingSt. Charles County Parks 201 N. Second Street Suite 510 Saint Charles, MO 63301-2869 Organized by St. Charles County Government
About this event
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On a clear night, bring your family, scout group, or organization to the Broemmelsiek Park Astronomy Viewing Area, 1615 Schwede Road in Defiance, to discover stars and constellations in the night sky through the largest public-viewing telescope in Missouri and other complex telescopes. These educational Friday Night Public Stargazing events are free and are hosted by members of the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri (ASEM). Stargazing begins 30 minutes past sunset and can last into the night; social distancing is required.
During Friday Night Public Stargazing events, guests ages 7 and up and at least 48-inches tall are invited to climb to the top of the 32-inch Dobsonian telescope to view deep-space objects in the sky, such as distant galaxies, the Great Orion Nebula (M42), globular star clusters, a Supernova Remnant (M1) and so much more! When using this massive and powerful scope, objects in the sky will appear brighter and with more clarity and detail. Other high-powered telescopes focusing on different constellations and stars in the sky will be available for viewing as well.
For more information, visit asemonline.org or email Outreach@asemonline.org. Advance registration is requested for groups of 10 or more.
If the sky is clear, Friday Night Public Stargazing events will occur on these dates:
Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28
Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 25
March 4, 11, 18 and 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
May 6, 13, 20 and 27
June 3, 10, 17 and 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26
Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28
Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25
Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
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January 07, 2022 - December 29, 2023
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St. Charles County Parks201 N. Second Street Suite 510 Saint Charles, MO 63301-2869