Stars Over Yellowstone
Join the Southwest Montana Astronomical Society for the 16th annual Stars Over Yellowstone weekend event. We meet Friday and Saturday evenings at the Madison Junction Amphitheater for a guest speaker followed by night sky observing, Talk starts at 9:30 p.m., observing around 10:30 p.m. Scopes range from a 90mm refractor to a 20 inch dob. Bring your scope and join us under the dark skies of Yellowstone.
Our August speaker, Dr. Harlan Spence, is Director of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) where he also holds a Professorship in the Department of Physics. His research interests include theoretical and experimental space plasma physics; cosmic rays and radiation belt processes; heliospheric, planetary magnetospheric, lunar, and auroral physics. Prior to joining UNH, Spence was a Professor of Astronomy at Boston University and member of the technical staff at The Aerospace Corporation. Spence is principal investigator on several space experiments, including NASA's Van Allen Storm Probes mission.