HARTFORD — The Confluence Tower’s Super Moon Viewing Party is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29.
Guests can join amateur astronomer Steve Sands 150 feet above ground at the tower’s top level as he explains the super moon and whether it will have an effect on the Earth. The sun sets at 7:34 p.m., so guests are advised to arrive in time to view the sun setting over the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers from the tower’s top level.
Admission is $5 per person. Cameras and telescopes are welcome at this event.
Sands, a member of the St. Louis Astronomical Society, has hosted several astronomy-related events at the tower.
“The view from the tower’s top level is just phenomenal,” Village of Hartford Project Manager Deanna Barnes said. “With the lack of city lights hindering our view, we are extremely thankful for this opportunity. Steve is full of so much valuable knowledge and does a wonderful job of explaining what the super moon is exactly. Also, we have a Car Cruise In just before the super moon event, so we are really looking forward to having a lot of people visit us on Saturday.”
The tower is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Guided tours are available throughout the day.
Admission to the tower is $4 for adults; $3 for adults over 62, active military and veterans; $2 for children age 12 and younger; and children 2 and under are free. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.
For information, call (618) 251-9101 or visit the events page at www.confluencetower.com.