What do cowboys need to know about the
Find out in this enjoyable show for the entire family and children
of any age, with entertaining storytelling by cowboy poet Baxter
Black. Come prepared to relax, kick back, laugh, and even snap your
fingers as Baxter awakens you to the beauties of the night sky.
Produced by Loch Ness
Productions, this show features a professional soundtrack and
numerous multi-media effects adapted to the OBU Planetarium's unique
- Spring '98: Cowboy Astronomer lasts about 40 minutes and is
shown every Friday night at 7 p.m., immediately before
The Mars Show.
- Telescopic viewing is available after each show, weather
- Show schedules
- Map and directions on how
to find us.
- Ticket information.
Dipper, in the constellation
Major the Big Bear, and how to use it to find your way around
- Polaris and the Little Dipper, in the constellation
Minor the Little Bear.
the Hunter (belt of three stars, Betelgeuse, Orion nebula)
the Horse (baseball diamond)
the Princess (M31)
the Swan (Deneb, Cygnus X-1)
- The bright star Sirius in the constellation
Major the Big Dog
- Big Dipper
Tell time by the Big Dipper! Easy to assemble; large graphics
printed on card stock and laminated. Includes a star chart of the
- Current monthly star chart (complimentary; on the back side of
- Planisphere ($6 or $12 at the OBU Bookstore).
A laminated star chart that works all year long. Available in
either a pocket-sized or larger, easier-to-read version. Also
available from Astronomics in Norman.
- 365 Starry Nights, Chet Raymo ($15 at the OBU
Introduces the night sky in only a few minutes every night of the
year. A great way for families to become familiar with the
constellations together, besides picking up a pretty good
knowledge of astronomy.
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