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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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How to See the Northern Lights from Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Northern Lights over Teton Mountains

The Myths

First let’s dispel some myths about the northern lights.

  • Northern lights can only be seen from Canada and Alaska (in North America).
    The northern lights (aka, aurora borealis) have been viewed as far south as Alabama and Arizona in recent years. In one of the strongest storms in recorded history, they were even seen in Hawaii. The strength of the northern lights (and thus how far south they’re visible) is dependent upon the strength of the impact of an incoming Coronal Mass Ejection.


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