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Star Talk Activities
Spring and Summer 2017



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


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Night Sky Observing - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Information Station Parking Lot - Dress warmly; 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 16th & June 17th and July 21 & July 22 - Friday and Saturday
Time 10:30 p.m.

Cosmic Update - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - Dress warmly; 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
Time 9:30 p.m.

Exploring Ocean Worlds - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title Exploring Ocean Worlds - Presented by Mr. Jim Manning, science education consultant and former Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Description A look at worlds with water and their prospects for life.
Dates June 17th - Saturday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Touring Yellowstone's Night Sky - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - Dress warmly; Bring a flashlight.
Title Touring Yellowstone's Night Sky - Presented by Ryan Hannaboe, Chairman of the Board for the Montana Learning Center.
Description A tour of Yellowstone's night sky, enjoy a journey of the Milky Way including stops at various objects that you can observe.
Date July 21st - Friday
Time 9:30 p.m.

The Great American Eclipse - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title The Great American Exlipse - Presented by Ryan Hannaboe, Chairman of the Board for the Montana Learning Center.
Description On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will pass across the United States. Learn about the Sun and how to safely observe the eclipse.
Dates July 22nd - Saturday
Time 9:30 p.m.



Stars Above Yellowstone - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone - Mammoth Hot Springs Area
Place Mammoth - Forces of the Northern Range parking area - Dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title Stars Above Yellowstone
Description Explore Yellowstone’s pristine night sky.
Dates Jun 24th, Jul 22nd, Aug 19th, Sep 16th, Sep 23rd - Saturdays - Accessible. 2 Hours.
Time 10:30 p.m. (Jun 24, Jul 22) - 9:30 (Aug 19) - 8:30 pm (Sep 16, Sep 23)
Location Description Look for "Self-Guiding Trail" sign on Mammoth to Tower Road approximately 8 miles east of Mammoth Hot Springs and 10 miles west of Tower Junction.


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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