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Wyoming Stargazing

Educating and Inspiring through Wyoming’s Extraordinary Skies

Wyoming Stargazing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Jackson Wyoming that is dedicated to educating and inspiring though Wyoming’s extraordinary skies. We facilitate public and private stargazing programs as well as other astronomy presentations in Jackson Hole and the surrounding area.

Wyoming Stargazing was founded by Jackson Hole resident, Dr. Samuel Singer. Samuel received his PhD in Science Education from the University of Wyoming in Laramie. He founded the organization as a way to further his passion for helping others "explore the extraordinary in the ordinary."

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100 Days Until Totality! 89 Days Left - The Mechanics Behind an Eclipse

100 Days Until Totality! 89 Days Left - The Mechanics Behind an Eclipse

Earlier in our blog we talked about how eclipses occur during “New Moon” phases. So, why is it that a solar eclipse does not happen every month during a New Moon? There would be one every month if the Moon's orbital path were aligned with the Earth's orbit around the Sun.[...]
100 Days Until Totality! 90 Days Left - How Did the Earth Get Such a Large Moon?

100 Days Until Totality! 90 Days Left - How Did the Earth Get Such a Large Moon?

How our Moon was formed is still up for heavy debate. One of the leading theories is the Giant-impact hypothesis. The theory follows that during our solar system’s early stages, a Mars sized object that astronomers call “Theia” collided with the Earth. This collision caused a large amount of[...]
100 Days Until Totality! 91 Days Left - Baily's Beads and the Diamond Ring

100 Days Until Totality! 91 Days Left - Baily's Beads and the Diamond Ring

The Moon is not a perfectly flat sphere. Instead, it is scarred with ancient meteor impacts, mountains, valleys, and canyons. When light from the Sun passes through these features, you might be able to observe an effect called Baily’s Beads, named after Francis Baily who first accurately described the phenomenon[...]

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