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COTTONTAIL OBSERVATORY'S STUDENT PROGRAM


1. WHO IS THE STUDENT PROGRAM FOR ?

The student program is for anyone who is interested in Astronomy, or
who just wants to learn the night sky, or how to set up and operate a
telescope. You can always bring a guest along with you.

2. WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAM ?

There is a charge of $30 to cover the cost of a naked eye astronomy
kit. If your family has several students, they can use one kit between
them. Other than that, the Cottontail Observatory operates on
donations only.

3. WHERE IS THE PROGRAM HELD ?

The Student Program is held once a month on a Friday at the Cottontail
Observatory 6 miles out of Twin Bridges: see directions below. The
address of the observatory is:

Cottontail Observatory

280 Wet Georgia Road

Twin Bridges, MT 59754

Phone: (406) 842-7722

Email: Cottontail796@gmail.com

WEB site: www.Cottontailobservatory.org

DIRECTIONS:

From the flashing light in the middle of Twin Bridges, go on Hwy 287
towards Sheridan. Go about 3 miles you will come to Mountain View
Veterinarian Clinic (it is on the right side of the Hwy 287. On the
left you will see a gravel road going towards the mountains. This is
Wet Georgia Road. Turn left onto Wet Georgia Road. There is a sign on
the fence saying “Cottontail Observatory 3 miles”. You will go over 3
cattle guards, after the 3rd cattle guard the road “Y’s”; take the
left fork, go 1 mile, cross the cattle guard and turn right, you are
at the observatory. It is the only house around.




STUDENT PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 2019

March 8th moon phase, waxing crescent 4% visible, sets 8:34 PM

7:30 PM presentation: Naked Eye Astronomy

8:30 PM: Tour of the night sky

9 PM: observing through telescopes

April 5th moon phase, new

7:30 PM presentation: How to set up a telescope

9 PM: Tour of the night sky

9:30 PM: observing through telescopes

May 3rd moon phase, new

7:30 PM presentation: Definitions

8:30 PM: Solar viewing

9:30 PM: Tour of night sky

10 PM: observing through telescopes

June 7th moon phase, waxing crescent 21% visible, sets 1:14 AM on 8th

8 PM presentation: Our Moon

9 PM: Solar Viewing

10 PM: Tour of night sky

10:30 PM: observing through telescopes

July 26th moon phase, last quarter, 36% visible, rises 2:12 AM on 27th

8 PM presentation: Our Solar System

9 PM: Solar Viewing

10 PM: Tour of night sky

10:30 PM: observing through telescopes

August 23rd Moon phase, last quarter 52% visible, rises 12:30 AM on 24th

8 PM presentation: Comets

9 PM: Tour of night sky

9:30 PM: observing through telescopes

September 27th moon phase, waning crescent 3% visible, rises 5:41 AM on 28th

7:30 PM presentation: Our Star the Sun

8:30 PM: Tour of night sky

9:30 PM: observing through telescopes

October 25th moon phase, waning crescent 11% visible, rises 4:33 AM on 26th

7:30 PM presentation: Life cycle of a Star

8:30 PM: Tour of night sky

9 PM: observing through telescopes

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November 1st moon phase, waxing crescent, 23% visible, sets 10:01 PM

7 PM presentation: Reason for the Seasons

8 PM: Tour of night sky

8:30 PM: observing through telescopes

December 27th moon phase, new

7 PM: presentations: The Christmas Star

8 PM: Tour of night sky

8:30 PM: observing through telescopes