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  • Stars over Bozeman star parties planned

    Posted on July 16th, 2010 Lynn Powers 2 comments

    The Southwest Montana Astronomical Society (SMAS) is pleased to announce:

    Stars over Bozeman”

    Friday, June 11th , back up date in case of cloud cover June 12th

    Friday, July 16th, back up date  in case of cloud cover July 17th

    Friday, August 13th, back up date in case of cloud cover August 14th

    Setup at 9 pm with viewing by 10:00 pm; with better viewing after 11:00 pm.  These events will be held at the 100 Acre Gallatin Regional Park located on Oak St 1.2 miles west of North 19th Street in Bozeman.

    As a group of amateur astronomers we wish to share our telescopes and knowledge of the night skies to all who wish to attend this free after dark event.  Club telescopes to be used range in size from small traditional 3 inch telescopes to our Pasley Dobsonian which has a 20 inch diameter lens mirror and is close to 8 feet tall, when pointing straight up. This requires the use of a ladder to look into the eyepiece for most people.   We are excited to use the Pasley this summer following a refurbishing project that included having the mirror refinished.

    Bring your own telescope if you wish and members of SMAS will help you to use it.


    2 Responses to “Stars over Bozeman star parties planned”

    1. Friday June 11th started off with snow on the ground and stayed mostly cloudy. Saturday the 12th was a beautifully clear sky. Still a bit cold. Saw the rings of Saturn and a few other objects. Very nice. Thanks Charlie.

    2. Great clear warm evening. We had approximately 60 people stop by for viewing. We looked at: Saturn, Mars, Venus, Alberio, Alcor and Mizar, M13, Veil nebula, ring nebula, Andromeda, and a host of other objects. It was great having the Pasley scope up and running again. Thanks to all who came out to help.

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