Joe Witherspoon of the Cottontail Planetarium
Date Sunday September 1, 2019
Time5:30 PM  - 10:00 PM
Location Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Contact Julia Smit
(406) 287-3541
DescriptionJoin Joe Witherspoon from Cottontail Planetarium for an evening filled with activities for all ages!
Evening events include:
5:30pm- Stomp Rockets: Make a rocket and later launch them into the air up to 100 yards!
7:30pm- Where the Planets Are: Create a to-scale model of the distances between planets and the sun.
8:30pm- Tour of the Night Sky: use telescopes to learn about the locations and specifics of other stars, planets and the moon in the night sky. Open telescope use to follow the conclusion of the program.

Joe Witherspoon was raised in Wyoming and has been interested in astronomy ever since he was 10 years old. He retired from the Army after 21 years of service. He bought his first telescope in 1992 and has been doing astronomy presentations and demonstrations ever since. After a long career of installing and repairing communications and navigations equipment on offshore oil platforms, ships and boats, Joe retired and moved to Montana where he built the Cottontail Observatory. He loves getting people of all ages excited about stars and the night sky.