Every Friday evening, if the sky is clear, telescopes are set up at the Broemmelsiek Park Astronomy area for your enjoyment.
Friendly and knowledgable astronomy people will help you look, all year 'round.
If you have a group of 10 or more, please contact our Outreach Coordinator so we can have enough telescopes available. email Outreach Coordinator
1611 Schwede Road 63385 Use this address to find the Broemmelsiek Park Astronomy site in Google Maps.
Here is a map Map to Broemmelsiek Park Astro Site
Please note: there are at least 4 entrances into the huge Broemmelsiek Park. BTW, the off-leash area for dog lovers is nearby on Wilson Rd.
There is no gate for the driveway into the Astronomy Viewing Area. That means if you have a telescope or binoculars, you are allowed to use this site 24/7/365. Occasionally, a Ranger may stop by to see what's going on. You do not need a reservation, and all are welcome.
The Broemmelsiek Park Astronomy Viewing Area has two on-site telescopes for public viewing, owned by the Alliance for Astronomy, Inc. They are operated by members of the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri. The the rest of the telescopes at the park are the personal property of volunteers who enjoy showing people the night sky.
16" Jones-Bird optical design GOTO telescope. It is permanently mounted at Broemmelsiek Park.
To have a really good time at a Friday Night Open House, here are some ideas:
A cell phone can be used as a flashlight, but its brightness will prevent you from seeing all the cool deep-sky stuff. See the above suggestions.