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  • August 2012 events

    Posted on August 8th, 2012 Lynn Powers No comments

    Summer is quickly passing by.  SMAS has several viewing opportunities in the month of August.

    Lunch on the Lawn, Wednesdays 11:30-1:30, Solar observing at the Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman.  Different bands come to play, activities for kids, vendors with lunch options.

    Stars Over Bozeman, Saturday the 11th, 9:30 p.m. at the Hundred Acre Regional park off of West Oak. (Just over a mile west of 19th).  Saturn and Mars will be visible, the ISS will have two fly overs, and we are in the cusp of the Perseid meteor showers.  As it gets dark we will look at some deep space objects such as nebula, clusters, variable stars, and galaxies.  Free and open to the public.

    Stars over Yellowstone, Friday and Saturday August 17-18. Lecture and star party on the Friday and Saturday evenings at the Madison Amphitheater.  Saturday solar observing at Old Faithful Visitor Center.

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