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“100 Days Until the Eclipse” Blog Series and Eclipse Fundraising Events

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We are 5 months out today from the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st! If you haven’t already been able to attend one of the public eclipse presentations offered by our Executive Director Dr. Samuel Singer, please check our events calendar for more eclipse presentations scheduled over the next several months.

Beginning on May 13th, Wyoming Stargazing will launch our 100 Days Until the Eclipse blog series. Each day we’ll give you a piece of scientific, historical, logistical, or just fun information about the eclipse.
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Winter Solstice Party at R-Park

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December 21st, the Winter Solstice, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year when, often considered the “extreme of winter.” Worldwide, interpretation of the event varies across cultures. Many come together to recognize rebirth involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals, and more.

In Jackson Hole, annual festivities are held at Rendezvous Park. Bring your family and friends anytime between from 5–8 pm. It will be a magical night not to miss!
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1% for the Teton Video Blitz

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Vote Early for Wyoming Stargazing!

Wyoming Stargazing, along with three other nonprofits, were selected for this year’s 1% for the Tetons Video Blitz. The nonprofit whom receives the most votes this Friday night will receive a $6,000 grant from 1% for the Tetons! Please attend, enjoy the festivities, watch the short 3-5 min films, and cast your vote for Wyoming Stargazing! The weather for Friday night looks good so we’ll be offering our FREE Public Stargazing Program out on the lawn after the Video Blitz event ends.
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Join Us for a Party with the Perseids

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Both town and county voted in our revised LDRs! We’re now one step closer to becoming a Dark Sky Certified community! Look for a future blog post to see what that means and what the next steps are.

But in the meantime, it’s time for a celebration!

Party with the Perseids!

When: Thursday, August 11th, 8pm – late
Where: Rendezvous Park (R-Park)

Rendezvous Land Conservancy and Wyoming Stargazing are teaming up this August to offer you an extraordinary free public event filled with great food, drinks, live music, games, and of course stargazing.
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Wyoming Stargazing: Interview with Dr. Samuel Singer

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Check out this recent interview of our Executive Director done by the JH Wildlife Film Festival: Wyoming Stargazing: Interview with Dr. Samuel Singer
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Looking Up – Comets

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Looking Up Podcast

In this week’s episode, Dr. Samuel Singer discusses the formation of comets, where they come from, and how to potentially find them in the night sky. A bit of history is also given to their discovery and landmarks in comet’s role in astronomy.
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