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Yellowstone National Park
Star Talk Activities
Spring and Summer 2018



Enjoy Yellowstone's unpolluted night sky. The Museum of the Rockies (Bozeman, Montana) has partnered with Yellowstone since 1999 to offer this educational program series. Enjoy programs about astronomy, find constellations, hear stories, and view celestial objects through telescopes, weather permitting.


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Night Sky Observing - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Information Station Parking Lot - Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.
Title Night Sky Observing
Description Find the Milky Way, planets, craters on the Moon, the center of the Galaxy, star clusters, and nebula.
Telescopes available.
Dates June 15th & June 16th and July 13 & July 14 - Friday and Saturday
Time 10:30 p.m.

Cosmic Update - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.
Title Cosmic Update by Mr. Jim Manning - science education consultant and former Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Description What's up, what's new, what's hot in the larger universe today.
Date June 16th - Friday and July 13th - Friday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Destination Mars - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title Destination Mars
Description A look at this summer’s Mars opposition, current and future explorations, and how it may have started out like Yellowstone. Presented by Mr. Jim Manning, science education consultant and former Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Dates June 16th - Saturday and July 14th - Saturday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Stars Above Yellowstone - Evening Program - Mammoth and Tower
Place Meet at Forces of the Northern Range parking area - dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title Stars Above Yellowstone
Description Explore Yellowstone’s pristine night sky. Meet at Forces of the Northern Range parking area. Look for “Self-Guiding Trail” sign on the Mammoth to Tower Road approximately 8 miles east of Mammoth Hot Springs and 10 miles west of Tower Junction.
Dates June 14th - July 5th, July 12th - August 2nd, August 12th
Time 10:30 p.m. - June 14, July 5, July 12 - / - 10:00 pm - August 2, August 12




Safe Solar Observing - Stars Over Yellowstone - Old Faithful Area
Place Old Faithful Visitor Center
Title Safe Solar Observing
Description Safely view the sun through telescopes. Great for the whole family.
Dates June 17th and July 22nd - 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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Mammoth Hot Springs Area and Tower Fall Area Evening Star Programs
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Bridge Bay Junior Ranger Star Talks
Campfire Programs Lake Tower Fall
Canyon Madison Visitor Centers
Fishing Bridge Mammoth West Thumb
Grant Norris West Yellowstone
Indian Creek Old Faithful Wildlife Olympics

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