The Cowboy Astronomer

From way out West comes a unique planetarium show! The basic premise of The Cowboy Astronomer is simple: we’re in the Western outdoors, listening to star legends and cowboy tales around the campfire. Our cowboy astronomer gives us his perspective on the night sky and the things he’s found out over a lifetime of stargazing. He talks about star colors and temperatures; we find the Andromeda Galaxy by hitting a first-base foul out of the park of the Great Baseball Diamond in the Sky; we learn about young stars and supernovae and what various cultures called the Pleiades; we hear two Native American star tales; see the Anasazi pictographs of the 1054 supernova, and Sirius rising over Wyoming’s Medicine Wheel. The show ends in a thoughtful, philosophical manner, as our cowboy muses about the constellation where he wants to head when he departs this Earth.

Produced by Loch Ness Productions
Running time: 37 minutes
Suitable for family audiences and school groups
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