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Public Astronomy Programs

Free Public Stargazing Programs

Stargazing at the Center for the Arts: Every Clear Friday October-April!

Wyoming Stargazing will continue offering free, public stargazing events every clear Friday in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this winter when the temperature is above zero degrees Fahrenheit!

Join Wyoming Stargazing at the lawn next to the Center for the Arts this winter for our free public stargazing programs. Our astronomy educators will use one of our gigantic Dobsonian telescopes to show you planets, stars, planetary nebulae, galaxies, and more! We will also have several iPads with the Star Walk application installed on them so you can explore the heavens while others are looking through the telescopes. Throughout the night our astronomy educators will tell you everything you want to know about the objects you are viewing. We can also answer all your other questions about astronomy. There is no need to reserve your spot in advance. You can come and go as you please. We look forward to seeing you under the stars! Please dress warmly.

The programs will take place on clear Fridays from 7:30pm-9:30pm October through April. Feel free to show up for whatever portion of the program works for you.

Please check out our Calendar for the next scheduled program.

These free public stargazing events have been made possible by a generous grant from the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, NASA Grant #NNX10AO95H

Free Public Solar Astronomy Programs

Safely Check Out the Amazing Features of the Sun!

Throughout the winter, Wyoming Stargazing will be offering free solar astronomy programs at the at the base of Snow King Mountain. Using our solar telescopes we'll safely show you sunspots, solar prominances, and much more.

Please check back here soon for the days and times we'll be offering these solar astronomy programs this winter.

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Free Public Planetarium Programs

Our portable planetarium is back this winter!

Throughout the winter, Wyoming Stargazing will be offering indoor virtual tours of the Solar System and the Milky Way Galaxy. Inside our inflatable planetarium we'll explain why the stars shine, why they seem to move across the sky, why the constellations change throughout the year and why the arms of the Milky Way Galaxy appear the way they do above our heads. You'll have the opportunity to ask all the burning questions you've ever had about the Universe.

These hour-long events will consist of three consecutive 20 minute programs inside the inflatable planetarium from. Participants are welcome to show up anytime during the programs. No need to RSVP.

Programs are from 3:30pm-4:30pm on the following Mondays at the Teton County Library Auditorium: 11/28/16, 1/9/17, 3/6/17, 5/8/17

No School Day Planetarium Programs are from 1:30pm-2:30pm on Fridays at the Teton County Library Auditorium: 10/18/16 and 3/3/2017

CREST No School Day Planetarium Programs (RSVP Required) take place all day at JES on: Friday, January 27th and Friday, February 17th.

Please check out our Calendar for details.

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Free Astronomy Presentations

Astronomy at Teton County Library!

Wyoming Stargazing will be presenting occasional astronomy related presentations in the Auditorium of the Teton County Library in Jackson.

The next presentation will take place on Tuesday, October 11th from 6:00pm-7:00pm.

The talk, given by Dr. Samuel Singer, is being hosted by the JH Bird and Nature Club and is entitled "The Adverse Effects of Artificial Night Light on Bird Species".

Check out our Calendar for details.

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Free Public Astronomy Program Calendar

The following calendar displays Wyoming Stargazing's Free Public Events. If you are interested in a private stargazing program please click here.

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