ASTRONOMY DAY & WONDERS OF THE NIGHT SKY
DIAMOND, Missouri: Join us for
Astronomy Day at George Washington Carver National Monument, on Saturday, September 30th. From 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. there will be astronomy-related activities available including the Night Explorer Junior Ranger booklet, create-your-own constellation crafts, and more. A daytime presentation focused on the autumn night sky, constellations, navigation, and the effects of light pollution will be at 1:00 p.m. in the visitor’s center.
Later that evening, a special "Wonders of the Night Sky" program will be
from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This program includes a 15 minute presentation indoors followed by an outdoors segment where spotting scopes and binoculars will be available for viewing the night sky features. This presentation will be cancelled if it is raining. Please call the park or check the park Facebook page for updates.
Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then ¼ mile south on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., visit the park website at
www.nps.gov/gwca, or visit the park Facebook page. #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 417 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at
www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice/