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Star Talk Activities
Spring and Summer 2016



Enjoy Yellowstone's unpolluted sky. Stars Over Yellowstone (Weather permitting); enjoy programs about astronomy offered in cooperation with the Museum of the Rockies with assistance from the Southwest Montana Astronomical Society. Find constellations, hear star stories, and view celestial objects through telescopes.


Ranger Campfire Programs - Yellowstone National Park
Cosmic Update - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater
Title Cosmic Update by Mr. Jim Manning - science education consultant.
Description What's up, what's new, what's hot in the big wide universe and our exploration of it. Dress warmly; bring a flashlight.
Date June 10th - Friday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Night Sky Observing - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place * * Madison Information Station Parking Lot * *
Title Night Sky Observing
Description Find the Milky Way, Saturn, craters on the Moon, the center of the Galaxy, star clusters, and nebula. Telescopes available. Dress warmly; Bring a flashlight.
Dates June 10th & 11th and July 8th & 9th - Friday / Saturday
Time 10:30 p.m.

Exploring Cosmic Frontiers - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title Exploring Cosmic Frontiers
Description From Pluto to the accelerating universe–what scientists are learning as we push the boundaries of space and time. Presented by Mr. Jim Manning.
Dates June 11th - Saturday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Astronomy from the Southern Hemisphere - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title Astronomy from the Southern Hemisphere
Description A program about the Southern Cross, Alpha Centauri, the Magellanic Clouds, and other cosmic sights not visible from Yellowstone. Presented by Ryan Hannahoe, Chairman of the Board for the Montana Learning Center.
Dates July 8th - Friday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Exploring the Colorful Universe with Hubble and Beyond - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - Dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title Exploring the Colorful Universe with Hubble and Beyond
Description What do pictures from Hubble Space Telescope show us about the depths of the universe, what makes Hubble so powerful, and what comes next? Presented by Mr. Zoltan Levay, Imaging Group Lead for the Space Telescope Science Institute.
Dates July 9th - Saturday
Time 9:30 p.m.



Safe Solar Observing - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Old Faithful Visitor Center
Title Safe Solar Observing
Description Safely view the sun through telescopes. Great for the whole family.
Dates June 11th and July 9th - Saturdays
Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Stars Over Yellowstone is presented by The Museum of the Rockies and its partners, including the Southwest Montana Astronomical Society and the Abaetern Academy. The Museum of the Rockies is in Bozeman, Montana, at 600 Kagy Blvd. Phone: 406-994-2251.



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