Parks Pick-Me-Up

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is launching a new series called Parks Pick Me Up, where our staff, partners and visitors share fun things to do and see in our parks.

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Aug 13

Star Gazing Tips

Posted on August 13, 2020 at 12:43 PM by Kara Remington

Star Gazing Tips

May the Fourth be with you. In honor of #starwarsday, let’s spend some time outside gazing at the stars! No telescope? No problem! You can see plenty of fascinating things to see without any special equipment. Remember, it takes our eyes about an hour to adjust to the night sky, so turn off the lights, bring a lawn chair or blanket and get comfortable. Look for apps on your smart phone smart devices that identify constellations, planets and major stars. Fun fact: on a clear night, you can see the NASA space station! Read here for more info.

Looking for a park with not many lights? ?? Try Young-Lilley Park, Ewing Park, Dan Kinney Park or David C Murray Park!

Please be smart while stargazing at any park or trail: stay six feet away from others, avoid gathering in groups, cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you’re showing symptoms of illness.

Tag(s): Video, Explore


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