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Star Party
Date Friday June 23, 2017
Time9:00 PM  - 11:00 PM
Location Cooney State Park
Contact Glennis Cates
(406) 445-2326
DescriptionOn Friday at 9:30pm, Lynn will discuss ┬┐What's NASA up to?" We'll take a look at some of NASA's current missions, see what Juno is doing at Jupiter and countdown to the final days of the Cassini mission on Saturn. This will be followed by "What's up in the sky tonight?":a constellation tour and observing the night sky through telescopes.

On Saturday at 1pm, solar scopes will be up to safely view the sun through telescopes with special filters. In the evening, at 9:30pm, we will have a lecture about the 1979 solar eclipse, where people were told to stay inside and watch it on TV! On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States. Several states will see total darkness as the moon casts a shadow on the earth; others will see only a partial eclipse. We'll talk about viewing responsibly and how you can contribute to the body of data as a citizen scientist. This will be following by "What's up in the sky tonight?"a constellation tour and observing the night sky through telescopes. In the event of overcast skies, we will still have the lecture.