Night Skies over the Caverns
Date Friday August 30, 2019
Time8:30 PM
Location Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Contact Julia Smit
(406) 287-3541
DescriptionJoin us at the park on Friday, August 30, starting at 8:30pm when Tom Satterly, Sheila Roberts and Craig Zaspel lead visitors on a tour of the night sky over the Caverns. The trio have shared the secrets of the night sky with hundreds of visitors to Lewis & Clark Caverns over the last decade; they never fail to bring their enthusiasm and telescopes.
Make this program an overnight experience! Camping in the group use area is available for $4 per person (Friday night only). Breakfast the next morning will be provided for those who register by 4:00pm on Saturday August 24th by calling the park at (406)-287-3541.
Tom Satterly is a retired member of the Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Montana—Western and is presently a storyteller. Sheila Roberts is a professor emerita of geology with the Environmental Sciences Department at UM-W and will help visitors to locate constellations and individual stars and planets using a planisphere. Craig Zaspel is a professor of physics with the Environmental Sciences Department at UM-W. He shares his understanding of the night sky from a physicist’s perspective.