Beyond Earth


September 01, 2019
5:30pm - 10:00pm


Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, 25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Rd, Cardwell

Labor Day Weekend Night Sky Event 3:
Sunday, September 1st, join Joe Witherspoon from Cottontail Planetarium for an evening filled with activities for all ages!

5:30PM- Stomp Rockets: Make a rocket and later launch them into the air up to 100 yards!
7:30PM- Where the Planets Are: Create a to scale model of the distances between planets and the sun.
8:30PM- Tour of the Night Sky: learn about the locations and specifics of other stars, planets, and the moon in the night sky. Open telescope use to follow the conclusion of the program.

Joe was raised in Wyoming and has been interested in astronomy ever since he was 10 years old. He retired from the Army after 21 years of service. He bought his first telescope in 1992 and has been doing astronomy presentations and demonstrations ever since. After a long career of installing and repairing communications and navigations equipment on off-shore oil platforms, ships, and boats, Joe retired and moved to Montana where he built the Cottontail Observatory. He loves getting people of all ages excited about stars and the night sky.

Registration is not required for the any of the programs. The events are otherwise free to Montana residents; non-residents will need to pay a $6 vehicle entry fee.

For more information about these or other events at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, call (406) 287-3541.