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FREE Public Astronomy Events

Free 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 at the bottom of this page 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

Please see the message below to make sure we haven’t canceled tonight’s program because of bad weather. If the message doesn’t display, please click on the RainedOut Widget below. If you want to subscribe for our program cancellation alerts please use the keyword “WYOSTAR” when you sign up on RainedOut.

Free Planetarium Programs this Fall/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. Participants are welcome to show up anytime during the programs. No need to RSVP.

The planetarium will be set-up at indoor locations such as the Teton County Public Library and outdoor locations such as the Center for the Arts, using the Dark Sky Pavilion, designed by local artist Natalie Clark and designer Jakub Galczynski.

Thursday, December 21st 4-7pm, Rendezvous Park (R-Park)

Friday, December 29th 4-6pm, Walk Festival Hall (Teton Village)

Please check out the calendar at the bottom of this page for upcoming programming times/dates.

Portable Planetarium and Dark Sky Pavilion

Free Astronomy Presentations

Upcoming Presentations in Jackson

Dr. Samuel Singer will be presenting on the History of the Hubble Space Telescope at the Teton County Library in December.

For over twenty years the Hubble Space Telescope has provided what are arguably the most mesmerizing images of space ever taken. The images have captivated the public and the scientific discoveries made through Hubble data have fundamentally changed how we think about the Universe. As we stand on the cusp of the next generation of space and ground based telescopes it’s appropriate to reflect on how Hubble has changed our perspective forever. Join Dr. Samuel Singer, Founder and Executive Director of Wyoming Stargazing, Jackson’s own astronomy nonprofit, as he explains the extraordinary nature of the Hubble Space Telescope and shares about the even bigger telescopes that are just around the corner.

The Wort
Rotary Dinner Club
Tuesday, January 30th

Public Astronomy Programs Calendar

The calendar below shows all of our FREE public astronomy programs.

Please click on the RainedOut Widget below to make sure we haven’t canceled tonight’s program because of bad weather. If you want to subscribe for our program cancelation alerts please use the keyword “WYOSTAR” when you sign up.


If you are interested in booking a private stargazing program please

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