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  • Astronomy Day – Saturday, April 24th

    Posted on March 26th, 2010 2 comments

    Join us for Astronomy Day from 1:00 – 4:00pm at the Museum of the Rockies.
    All events and Museum admission are FREE to the public!


    •        1pm: Opening Remarks
    …Ryan Hannahoe, MSU

    •        1:10pm: Space Travel, Space Research and (yuck) Space Adaption Syndrome
    …Loren Acton, former NASA astronaut

    •        2pm: Listening to the Universe
    …Joey Key, MSU Physics

    •        3pm: Eye on the Big Sky
    …MSU Space Public Outreach Team

    Solar Observing

    (located at the Museum Entrance Plaza)
    weather permitting

    Planetarium Shows

    1pm: Star Signs
    2pm: Lewis & Clark
    3pm: Star Signs

    Kids Activities

    (located within the Redstart Classroom)
    •        Electromagnetic War
    •        Fun with Solar Cookies
    •        Gravity Wave Game
    •        How to Make a Star-Wheel
    •        Science with UV Bead Bracelets


    (located in the main lobby)
    •        Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center of MSU
    •        Montana Space Grant Consortium
    •        NASA’s Mercury MESSENGER Mission
    •        Solar Physics Research Group of MSU
    •        Southwest Montana Astronomical Society
    •        SPIE Student Chapter of MSU

    Event Sponsors

    Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center of MSU
    MSU’s Extended University
    Museum of the Rockies
    Solar Physics Research Group of MSU
    Southwest Montana Astronomical Society


    2 Responses to “Astronomy Day – Saturday, April 24th”

    1. What a fantastic day! Great presentations, fun activities for the kids, cool exhibits, huge crowd, and good people. My only complaint would be that there were no sun spots to look at, but having the sun out was a good thing – I’m glad that snow forecast didn’t pan out. Great Job everyone!

    2. Yes — a big-big thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped at Saturday’s event..

      and thanks Lynn! I am already starting to plan a bigger and better event next year with the MSU Astronomy Day Committee..

      Be sure you mark your calendars, next year’s Astronomy Day will occur on Saturday, April 2nd, from 1 to 4PM.

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