Who We Are
Wyoming Stargazing is an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Jackson, Wyoming. It was founded by Dr. Samuel Singer, who recently received his PhD in Science Education from the University of Wyoming. After building two telescopes and establishing a small astronomical observatory at Hampshire College as part of his bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy, Samuel went on to be recognized by NASA for an astronomy lesson plan he wrote and to build a second small observatory for the Teton Science Schools in Jackson Hole, where he now lives.
The mission of Wyoming Stargazing is to promote scientific literacy and to inspire this and future generations through astronomy education. We can’t wait to show you the rings the Saturn, the moons of Jupiter, or even an entire galaxy during one of our stargazing programs. The sky is not the limit!
Our Inaugural Promotional Video
The mission of Wyoming Stargazing is to promote scientific literacy and to inspire this and future generations through astronomy education.
From our own personal experience, we know that the study and practice of astronomy has the potential to inspire and motivate learners to explore science. We further believe that the "wow factor" of astronomy is one of the factors behind that increased enthusiasm for learning science. We think that by offering opportunities to learn about astronomy, to learn how to use telescopes and other astronomical tools, as well as to learn how to build telescopes, people will develop confidence and ownership of scientific learning.
We intend to reach out to both the many millions of visitors who come through Jackson Hole every year, as well as to local residents. We are particularly interested in promoting night time family programming and in assisting our local school districts in promoting scientific literacy. We intend to provide fun, entertaining, and educational programs that build on the already extraordinary outdoor programs that exist in Jackson Hole. We hope that tourists we leave our programs with a stronger sense of what makes Jackson Hole an amazing place; we hope that local residents will look up more often to enjoy the incredible resource we have above our heads; we hope that we can light a spark for students who might not know that they have any interest in science.
If you have any comments, suggestions, or ideas for us, please contact us.