Yellowstone Club Winter Lecture
SMAS gets contacted several times throughout the year for outreach programs with various local groups. We love these opportunities to share our passion and hobby of astronomy with the public. As usual, I jumped at the chance when I got a call from the Yellowstone Club asking if I could bring my scope and do a talk for their Winter Lecture Series. The site was the Timberline Cafe at 9,375 feet, accessible by snocat. Our outreach events are more rewarding when we connect with the people, and the group that I had was great. Even though there was a bit of snow falling, the clouds parted and I was able to give sky tours for a brief moment. I brought along some of the Night Sky Network tool kits and was able to fill in the time with several activities. With Comet Lulin coming into view in the next few weeks, I talked about comets and passed out star maps to show the audience how to find Comet Lulin when they are at home.
SMAS Regular Meeting
This is the regular monthly SMAS meeting at 7:00 PM at the Museum of the Rockies.
Kathy Karjala will make a presentation on comets.