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  • Summer Observing

    Posted on June 8th, 2011 Lynn Powers 3 comments

    Dates have been set for some summer time observing.

    Stars over Bozeman – Friday July 8th and Friday August 5th.  Set up scopes around 9:00, observing when it gets dark.  We’ll be at the Hundred Acre Park off of Oak Street again this year.

    Solar Sidewalk Observing – We’ll be at the Lunch on the Lawn at the Emerson on Wednesdays 11:30-1:30 starting on July 6th. (July 13, July 20, July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10 and Aug. 17)

    Solar Sidewalk Observing at Sweet Pea.

    Plan on coming and join us this summer for some observing.


    3 Responses to “Summer Observing”

    1. We have a couple of our summer outreach programs in the bag. Our July Stars over Bozeman was a great success. We had approx 150 visitors. We invited the public to bring their scopes and had 2 scopes show up. The weather was perfect and the skies cooperated. Thanks to everyone who helped.
      Our Emerson Lunch on the Lawns are doing well. Our first week there ended us up on the news that night. Had a bit more cloud cover this week, but still had about 100 people this and last week looking through the scopes. We’ve had some spots and prominences to look at. We’ve had an H-Alpha and white light scopes to look through. Come join us if you have a free Wednesday.

    2. Well our July SOY was alot of fun. Pictures will be posted soon. We had a great turn out, but fought with the clouds on Saturday. Lunch on the Lawn at the Emerson Cultural Center is going well.
      Our solar observing is being put on Facebook (Night Sky Network and Camilla SDO) as well as on twitter by Camilla SDO.
      Our Stars over Bozeman is this Friday. An M-1 class flare is set to hit the earth on Friday, hopefully we’ll see some aurora.

    3. Just got in from our August Stars over Bozeman. Had a good crowd, started off wondering if we were going to set up as it was sprinkling on us, but looked to the north and saw some very bright green aurora’s! It cleared up, so we set up the scopes and had a great time.

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