Gateway Arch National Park Celebrates Moon Landing Anniversary
ST. LOUIS – Gateway Arch National Park commemorates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and continues the 10th season of its successful Gateway to the Stars program on Saturday, June 15 with “The Apollo Missions and the Future of Human Space Exploration,” a program by Washington University Ph.D. candidate Anna Schonwald, as well as stargazing on the Arch grounds.
At 8 p.m., visitors should meet in the Education Classroom, located on the lower level of the Arch Visitor Center, where Schonwald will discuss the past, present and future of human space exploration. Weather permitting, telescope viewing led by volunteers from the St. Louis Astronomical Society will take place following the presentation at the Arch’s west entrance plaza until 10 p.m. The almost-full moon and Jupiter will be highlighted.
The sky will need to be at least partly clear for telescope viewing to take place. Attendees should call 314-655-1708 the afternoon of the event for an update on the weather. The indoor presentation will take place rain or shine.
Mark your calendars: Additional Gateway to the Stars programs will take place July 13 and August 17.
WHAT: Gateway to the Stars: The Apollo Missions and the Future of Human Space Exploration
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2019; 8-10 p.m.
WHERE: Gateway Arch National Park
COST: Free and open to all ages
RSVP: Reservations are not required
Gateway Arch Visitor Reminders
Visitors to the Arch must enter the monument at the new glass west entrance, which faces the Old Courthouse. The Arch legs are exits only. Entrance to the Arch Visitor Center and the Museum at the Gateway Arch is free.
Gateway Arch National Park does not have designated on-site visitor parking. A list of parking locations near the park can be found at http://getaroundstl.com. Metered street parking is also available around the park.
The Tram Ride to the Top of the Arch sells out early and often. Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase tram ride tickets in advance at gatewayarch.com/buytickets. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled tram time. For more information, visit nps.gov/jeff or gatewayarch.com, or call 877-982-1410.
ABOUT: The Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse are part of Gateway Arch National Park, located on the riverfront in downtown St. Louis. The Gateway Arch, which features the Tram Ride to the Top, the Museum at the Gateway Arch, the documentary film Monument to the Dream, The Arch Store and The Arch Café, is open daily during the winter from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The Old Courthouse is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Old Courthouse is located at 11 North Fourth Street, St. Louis, MO 63102. Most programs are FREE of charge and open to the public. Programs and events at the park are made possible by the generous support from our cooperating association, Jefferson National Parks Association, and Bi-State Development. To purchase Arch tickets, go online to gatewayarch.com, call 877-982-1410 or visit the ticket counter in the Arch Visitor Center.