The Cowboy Astronomer

July 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Casper Planetarium
904 North Poplar

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Narrated by cowboy poet and humorist Baxter Black.

Playing for 3 days only, July 10 – 12.  Take a seat by the campfire as our cowboy astronomer gives us his perspective of the night sky, and the things he’s found out over a lifetime of stargazing. You’ll also hear two Native American star tales: the Fisher story of the cruel chieftain holding the birds of summer captive, and the Devil’s Tower tale of the Seven Indian Maidens and the Bear. We see the Anasazi pictographs of the 1054 supernova, and Sirius rising over Wyoming’s Medicine Wheel.  Check out the trailer below.

Running time:   37 minutes         Suitable for general audiences.



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