March 15 from 6 - 10 pm
Star Party at
Lewis and Clark Nat'l Historic Trails Center,
Great Falls, MT. A star-gazing
experience with large telescopes set up for
public viewing, and interesting explanations of
the features being viewed. The Lewis and Clark
Expedition relied on celestial observation to
chart their course. Learn more about our night
sky. For more information call:
March 23 - 30, "Spring Whale Watching Week" at
Ecola Park, Oregon . About 18,000
whales will pass by during March, April, May and
June on their way to Alaska's Bering Sea.
Juveniles pass first followed by adults. Last
are the mothers and babies.
St. Patrick's Day
The Irish Connection
George Shannon was of Irish-Protestant
descent. During a visit to Pittsburgh he had
a chance meeting with Lewis.