Jacksonport State Park to Offer "Tour of the Universe"

JACKSONPORT, AR (KAIT) - Jacksonport State Park will offer a "Tour of the Universe" this weekend.  Set for Saturday evening at 5 p.m. at the park's historic courthouse, Dr. Cynthia Miller and Dr. Tillman Kennon of ASU-Newport will host a series of star-related games and activities that "are suitable for the entire family."  Activities include viewing live meteorites, making straw rockets and reading folktales "from other cultures of celestial bodies and seasons."

At dusk, Dr. Tennon will set up his telescopes at the park pavillion to view several different planets and constellations.

The event is free and open to the public.  More information is available by contacting park interpreters Donna Bentley or Richard Spilman at 870-523-2143 or jacksonport@arkansas.gov.