Faux Header

Author Archives: Samuel Singer

100 Days Until Totality Blog! 95 Days Left – What is the Sun?

Our sun is a star just like all of the points of light in our night sky. The reason the Sun is so bright and appears so much bigger than the other stars is simply because it is so close to the Earth. The Sun is actually pretty average. There are many stars that are much larger and much hotter. If you took the star Betelgeuse (in the constellation of Orion) and placed it where the Sun is, the Earth would actually be inside of it!
Read the rest...

Posted in 100 Days Until Totality, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Tagged , , , ,

100 Days Until Totality Blog! 96 Days Left – What Will You See During Totality?

Credit: Takeshi Kuboki https://www.flickr.com/people/40802894@N02?rb=1

Credit: University of Rochester Physics and Astronomy Dept. http://www.pas.rochester.edu

Seeing the Moon pass in front of the Sun is not all there is to a solar eclipse! When the eclipse begins, the disc of the Moon will start to pass in front of the Sun and it will start to get darker. Eventually it will be almost as dark as night with stars visible in the sky in the middle of the day.
Read the rest...

Posted in 100 Days Until Totality, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Tagged , , , , ,

100 Days Until Totality Blog! 98 Days Left – Why is the solar eclipse in August such a big deal?

Credit: Great American Eclipse https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com

This eclipse is the first solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. The last one occurred on February 26, 1979. It only barely passed through five states in the Northwest, and the weather was mostly cloudy. This year, everyone in the continental U.S. will see a partial eclipse. The path of totality passes through 10 states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina. On the map to the right you can see how the eclipse will be seen from the rest of the country.
Read the rest...

Posted in 100 Days Until Totality, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Tagged , , , , ,

100 Days Until Totality Blog! 99 Days Left – What is a Solar Eclipse?

Credit: Astronomical Society of South Australia

The word eclipse means “to obscure light.” A solar eclipse is an astronomical event where the Moon appears to cover up the Sun in our sky. But how is our tiny Moon able to cover up something as large as the Sun? (Check out the comparison of the Moon, Earth, and Sun on the right!) While the Moon is about 400 times smaller than our Sun, it is also 400 times closer to the Earth than the Sun is.
Read the rest...

Posted in 100 Days Until Totality, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Tagged , , , ,

100 Days Until Totality Blog Series Launch!

Welcome to Wyoming Stargazing’s 100 Days Until Totality Blog Series! Today marks 100 days until the “Great American Eclipse”. We hope you are as excited about this summer’s eclipse as we are.

Each day for the next 100 days we will post a small and digestible amount of information about the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21st. We’re going to try to make the information as helpful and as understandable to as broad of an audience as possible.
Read the rest...

Posted in 100 Days Until Totality, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Tagged , , , , , ,

Bags For Change Voting Opens This Sunday April 30th

Some month’s ago, Wyoming Stargazing applied to be considered for the Quarter 3 Bags For Change program at Lucky’s. We were accepted! The VOTE opens @luckysmarketjackson this Sunday, April 30th and goes through Sunday, May 7th. The timing really couldn’t be better as we prepare to welcome one of nature’s most renowned celestial experiences of our lifetime, the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. Wyoming Stargazing, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based right here in Jackson will be dedicating a summer full of on the ground work to inspire the next generation of enthusiasts to protect our night skies and explore the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Read the rest...
Posted in 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Announcement, Fundraising