News of the Montana Space Grant Consortium

  Space Station Visibility Information Now Available
For information about Space Station activities, visit the following website:
International Space Station Activities and Visibility.

The site features a short summary of mission highlights, including links to NASA websites for those who want further details and photos. A special feature is a link that will allow you to determine when you can see the ISS pass over your location!  The orbiting space station is already large enough to show up as a rapidly moving bright dot moving across the nighttime sky. Skywatchers can print out tables and sky charts customized for their location, helping them to pinpoint exactly when and where the orbiting station will appear in the sky.

   2009 Summer Interns
   2009-2010 Space Grant Scholars and Fellows
   In Memoriam - William A. Hiscock, Director 1991-2009
   Montana Space Grant Newsletters
        Spring 2008
        January 2009

   Space Resources for Teachers

   Space Science Broker/Facilitator Program in Montana

  MSGC's High Altitude Balloon Program: BOREALIS

A view from about 75,000 feet over Laurel, Montana clearly shows the black sky above, the blue layers of the atmosphere, and the curvature of the earth. Looking south, the Beartooth Mountains are in the foreground, with Yellowstone Lake (including West Thumb) in the background. From this view, the horizon is over 350 miles away.

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Updated May 29, 2009