Aerospace Education Enhancement Proposal: A Planetarium Program on Space Colonization with a Link to Lewis & Clark

PI: James G. Manning, Planetarium Director, Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University

The Museum of the Rockies, with programs and resources in astronomy and space science, links with NASA, and an educational mission with strong science objectives, is uniquely positioned to make an important contribution to aerospace education. This project proposes to use these assets to develop a cross-disciplined planetarium program and supporting materials on the promise and challenge of space colonization, keying on the upcoming Lewis & Clark expedition bicentennial as a cultural context for considering the modern parallel of exploring and settling the frontier of space.

Contact Information

Mail: James G. Manning
Taylor Planetarium, Museum of the Rockies
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
E-mail: James Manning
Phone: (406) 994-6874
FAX: (406) 994-2682

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