Stars in the Night Sky Astronomy Program at Alley Spring

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News Release Date: July 14, 2016

Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814

Contact: Josh Chilton, 573-226-3945

EMINENCE, MO –Ozark National Scenic Riverways will host a program on Stars in the Night Sky at Alley Spring on July 29th to coincide with the Delta Aquarids meteor shower. Few places remain where true darkness exists without the hindrance of light pollution. Alley Spring provides an excellent unhindered vantage area for star gazing. Join rangers at Alley Spring from 8:30 - 11:00 we survey the night sky.  

This free event is open to the public and telescopes are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and flashlight, and are also welcome to bring their own telescope. All children will receive special Junior Ranger Night Explorer activity books.  

Alley Spring is located five miles west of Eminence, Missouri, on State Route 106. For more information, phone (573) 226-3945, or visit the park’s Facebook page or website

This program is part of a series of activities and events planned at Ozark National Scenic Riverways throughout 2016 to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service. We invite you to find your park and discover new activities and adventures in your own backyard! For more information about the Ozark National Scenic Riverways and upcoming centennial programs, call (573) 323-4236 during business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; visit the park’s Facebook page, or website at

Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.


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Last updated: July 16, 2016

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