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  • January 2015 SMAS meeting

    Posted on January 13th, 2015 Lynn Powers No comments


    On Friday January 30th join SMAS for a telescope class.  So, you got a new telescope for Christmas — Now what?

    Bring your scope to the Bozeman Public Library, 6:30 for an introductory class.  We’ll go over basics and if the weather is nice we’ll head out and look for Comet Lovejoy and other objects.   This will be followed by a brief talk starting at 7:30.

    ASTRONOMY FRONTIERS: 25 years ago and 25 years from now
    Shane L. Larson
    Northwestern University & Adler Planetarium

    Astronomy is always on the move, a constantly changing landscape of knowledge, mysteries, questions and answers.  Over the past 400 years, the field of astronomy has evolved rapidly, driven largely by the evolution of technology, a fact that is as true for professional astronomers as it is for amateur astronomers!  In this talk, we’ll discuss the tapestry of astronomical technology and knowledge 25 years ago, examine how our perceptions of the Cosmos have changed dramatically in the short time since then, and speculate wildly on what the future may hold.

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