Astronomy Day at George Washington Carver National Monument to Be Held on May 7

Image Credit: George Washington Carver National Monument

(Diamond, MO) – On Saturday, May 7, join the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society, a Volunteers In Parks group, at George Washington Carver National Monument as we celebrate Astronomy Day.

Drop in for this free event from 1:00–4:30 pm. The theme for 2022 is Big Astronomy. Take this opportunity to learn about and view our nearest star, the sun, with educational activities and demonstrations. Discover more about the biggest telescopes around the world! Activities include a solar party with telescope operators from Sugar Creek Astronomical Society, featuring both white/yellow light and hydrogen alpha filters, a hands-on solar table that includes a galaxy model, clues to the cosmos, good light, good night, dark sky wheel, astronomy for everyone banner, and legends in the sky.

Astronomy Day, “Bringing Astronomy to the People,” began in California in 1973 as a way for astronomy clubs to share the joy of astronomy with the public and has grown into a worldwide, annual event. Help us celebrate Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 7 from 1:00–4:30 pm.

The National Park Service (NPS) has introduced a new way to experience Missouri’s beloved treasures — our national parks — with the National Park Service Wellness Challenge. The NPS Wellness Challenge promotes the unique health resources that are found in national park sites across the country, and asks visitors to participate in physical, mental, and learning wellness activities unique to each park. Find out more at Astronomy Day supports the NPS Wellness Challenge with learning activities about the sun and the amazing night sky.

About George Washington Carver National Monument: 

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. Please call the park at 417.325.4151 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm for further information. Visit our website at and Facebook page. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri, on Highway V, then south ¼ mile on Carver Road.

About the National Park Service: 

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 423 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, on Facebook at, on Twitter at, and on YouTube at


Valerie Baldwin,
George Washington Carver National Monument

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