Astro Biz: Luna Girls on Alki

Many businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every Tuesday on Seattle Astronomy.

Luna Girls

The Luna Girls on Alki sculpture can be found along the Alki Trail just a short distance south of Seacrest Park. Photo: Greg Scheiderer.

This week’s Astro Biz is the Luna Girls on Alki sculpture just south of Seacrest Park along the Alki Trail in West Seattle. The Luna Girls, nine-foot-tall bathing beauties cut from slab steel, were created by local artist Lezlie Jane, who also had a hand in Constellation Park and the Avenue of Stars that we featured in a post back in December. The Luna Park amusement park at Duwamish Head was open from 1907 until 1913, though the attached swimming pools operated until 1931. The Luna Girls in their twenties beach attire continue to welcome visitors to the neighborhood.

If you’d like your own Luna Girl, or the entire trio, 20-inch-tall replicas can be purchased at Alki Arts gallery.

We selected a Moon Astro Biz this week in a nod to yesterday’s full Moon. Did you see it being chased by Jupiter on this beautiful, clear evening or morning?

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