‘Night sky’ program scheduled at Pictograph Cave State Park

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Pictograph Cave State Park’s 2001 public program series begins on Saturday, March 26, when Rich McClellan, president of the Yellowstone Valley Amateur Astronomers, presents the first of a three-part astronomy series, “The Wonders of Our Night Sky.”
The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Park’s visitor center. It will be followed by an outdoor “celestial viewing,” weather permitting. Participants should bring a blanket and lawn chair and dress for the weather.
To reach Pictograph Cave State Park, turn south onto Coburn Road from U.S. 87, immediately east of the I-90 exit 452 to Lockwood. The park is five miles south of Billings at 3401 Coburn Road. Admission to Pictograph Cave State Park is free for Montana residents. Park fees apply to non-resident vehicles. For more information or special needs, call Pictograph Cave State Park at (406) 254-7342.
Pictograph Cave State Park is one of 54 state parks in Montana. With numerous parks spread throughout the diverse terrain of the state, residents can experience Real Montana with free and unlimited access to each state park. Activities at state parks include boating, swimming, fishing, wildlife viewing, photography, geological wonders and a chance to get away, almost without leaving your backyard. For more information about Montana State Parks, please visit fwp.mt.gov and click on “State Parks.”