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Star Talk Activities
Spring and Summer 2019



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 28th & June 29th and July 26th & July 27th - Friday and Saturday
Time 10:30 p.m.

What Color is Ultraviolet? Seeing the Sun from Space.
Place Madison Amphthreater - Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.
Title What Color is Ultraviolet? Seeing the Sun from Space.
Description The Sun has captured the human imagination since the beginning of recorded history. However, it is only since the space age that we have "seen" our star in ultraviolet. Does the Sun look different in ultraviolet? What have we learned? Presented by Professor Charles Kankelborg, Ph.D. , Solar Physics Montana State University.
Dates June 28th - Friday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Ten (or so) Lessons from Rocket Science 9:30 pm Saturday, June 29
Place Madison Amphtheater - Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.
Title Ten (or so) Lessons from Rocket Science
Description X-ray and ultraviolet light from the Sun is blocked by our atmosphere, and that's mostly a good thing. What does it take to fly an experiment to space to see the ultraviolet Sun? and what could possibly go wrong? Presented by Professor Charles Kankelborg, Ph.D. , Solar Physics Montana State University
Dates June 29th - Saturday
Time 9:30 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 July 26th - Friday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Planet-Building in the Universe - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title Planet-Building in the Universe
Description A look at the menagerie of worlds we’re finding, and what it means for Earth and life. Presented by Mr. Jim Manning, science education consultant and former Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Dates July 27th - Saturday
Time 9:30 p.m.

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 29th and July 27th - 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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