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Park Ranger Richard Fefferman, Gateway Arch National Park's "Sky Ranger" shares his knowledge of the stars and talks about currently occurring celestial events.
May 30, 2023
Our Sky Ranger looks at Lewis & Clark and other journeys, some successful, some not so much.
April 28, 2023
Catch our sister planet Venus at its best in May's evening skies.
March 28, 2023
This April presents a great chance to spot the Iron Planet learn about it in our Sky Ranger's monthly blog.
February 28, 2023
Learn more about the great pair of planets currently in the western sky after sunset, as well as the stellar Great Hexagon, in our Sky Ranger's March 2023 blog entry.
January 31, 2023
Get the real story about "the great green comet" and also a grouping of planets worth looking at.
December 27, 2022
Ride the night sky's Lazy River- learn about it in our Sky Ranger's blog post for January.
September 30, 2022
Learn how to locate a trio of triangles plus some challenge objects in October's night skies.
August 01, 2022
Learn about two famous crosses that are part of the night sky.
June 27, 2022
Learn about seven "first magnitude" stars that adorn July's night skies.
June 01, 2022
Are there really "billions and billions" of stars visible to the naked eye? Find out by reading "Count the Stars," our Sky Ranger's blog entry for June.
May 02, 2022
Learn about the upcoming "Super Flower Blood Moon" that will take place on the night of May 15th.
March 29, 2022
Learn how to spot an ark, an arch, and the Arch of Spring in the April night sky.
February 23, 2022
The March night skies are filled with bright stars and famous 'deep-sky' objects.
December 31, 2021
Our Sky Ranger discusses how you can duplicate observations made by the Maya civilization more than a thousand years ago.
December 01, 2021
Venus throws stargazers a holiday present this December.
October 30, 2021
The moon points the way to several planets and is itself eclipsed in November 2021.
September 27, 2021
Learn how to spot four planets in October's night skies.
August 30, 2021
Learn about some "flying" constellations and three bright planets visible in the September skies.
July 29, 2021
Some tips from our Sky Ranger on how to view the Perseid Meteor Shower, which should be very good this year.
June 25, 2021
Learn about the celestial Scorpion, one of the most distinctive and beautiful constellations in the sky.
May 21, 2021
Our Sky Ranger shares information about the May 26 lunar eclipse plus two more "visible" this year.
April 30, 2021
Learn about a counterpart to the Gateway Arch- the Arch of Spring in the sky, a chance to see the innermost planets, and some unusual star stories.
March 31, 2021
There is a lot of parallel between some of the qualities embodied in the names of the Mars rovers and our Park's own themes.
July 31, 2020
Learn about the upcoming Perseid Meteor Shower, usually the best of the year.
July 02, 2020
"Our Sky Ranger describes how the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn are converging in the evening sky, while moving backwards at the same time."
Last updated: November 16, 2018