By Missouri State Parks
JEFFERSON CITY – Learn all about comets at Washington State Park’s Sky on Fire event from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5.
The day’s schedule follows:
Petroglyph Tour: 2 p.m. at the petroglyph site. Washington State Park team members will offer a tour of the petroglyphs, the park’s history carved in stone. Learn about the Mississippian-era carvings, the culture and community who created them, and possible interpretations. Enjoy a short walk on a covered walkway with interpretive panels highlighting the cultural features.
Comet Craft: 4 p.m. at the pool. Join us to build your own comet craft. Learn about the August nighttime sky and the best time to watch for meteor showers.
The Celestial Dance: 7 p.m. at the campground amphitheater. This is a delicious way to learn about the movement of comets and planetary bodies in our solar system. Make an ice cream comet and experience what it’s like to orbit the sun in this interactive display that is sure to get you excited about the upcoming Perseid meteor shower.
Washington State Park is located at 13041 State Highway 104 in De Soto, Missouri. For more information, contact the park at 636-586-5768.
For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.