Ghosts of the Arch Grounds Stargazing Experience
Gateway Arch National Park is proud to host its unique stargazing series “Gateway to the Stars” on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event is free and open to all ages, and features a twilight, ranger-led interpretive talk followed by telescope viewing of the moon and stars led by the St. Louis Astronomical Society (weather permitting).
Attendees should meet “Sky Ranger” Rich Fefferman at the water feature outside the new circular glass west entrance of the Gateway Arch, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse, for both the interpretive talk and stargazing.
The telescope viewing may be cancelled if skies are cloudy. Call 314-655-1708 the afternoon of the event for an update on the weather.
On the present-day site of Gateway Arch National Park once stood a French colonial village, a thriving riverfront port and a warehouse district. Learn about the adventures and misadventures of St. Louis’ historical figures such as Thomas Targee, James Eads and Kenneth Swyers, and how they helped shape the history and lore of the area.