Delmar Loop Planet Party on Friday, April 23, in honor of Global Astronomy Month. The event will start at 7 p.m.with a brief astronomy discussion at the University City Public Library, and then move outside to observe the moon and planets (weather permitting) with telescopes provided by members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society. The event will also include guided tours of the Delmar Loop Planet Walk, a walk able model of the solar system, built at a 1:5 billion scale. Installed and dedicated in November 2009, the Planet Walk is a permanent outdoor attraction, situated between the Moonrise Hotel and Cicero's Restaurant. It is accessible 24 hours a day, every day. Its purpose is to provide an appreciation of the immense distances between the planets, and to stimulate an interest in space and science. Learn more about the Delmar Loop Planet Walk at LOOPPLANETWALK.COM.

Date: Friday, 4/23/2010

Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Central

University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63130

  • Sunset Image
    Sunset: 7:46 PM
  • Waxing Gibbous
    Moon
  • Sky Chart - click to enlarge
    What's in the Sky this evening?

Information for Visitors:
Sunset: 19:45; Civil twilight ends: 20:13; Astronomical twilight ends: 21:22 At 8:15 pm, we'll have Venus low in the west, Mars almost overhead, Saturn in the east and a gibbous moon very high in the SSE. A great night for some urban astronomy!

http://LOOPPLANETWALK.COM

Location Details

University City Public Library

6701 Delmar Blvd

University City, MO 63130

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Notes:
Sunset: 19:45; Civil twilight ends: 20:13; Astronomical twilight ends: 21:22 At 8:15 pm, we'll have Venus low in the west, Mars almost overhead, Saturn in the east and a gibbous moon very high in the SSE. A great night for some urban astronomy!

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