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Public Astronomy Programs

Free Public Stargazing Programs

Stargazing at Rendezvous Park: Every Clear Friday May-September!

Join Wyoming Stargazing at the north end of Rendezvous Park 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 smartphone adapters so you can take pictures through our telescopes and several iPads with the Star Walk application installed on them so you can explore the heavens while others are looking through the telescopes. Beginning in June we’ll also have some truly amazing augmented reality goggles from Universe2go that make virtual stargazing out of this world! 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 9:30pm-11:30pm May through September. Feel free to show up for whatever portion of the program works for you.

To find us please enter through the north entrance of Rendezvous Park off of Teton Village Road where the Rendezvous Park sign is. Follow the driveway to the right and park at the gate. Walk around the berm and you will see us.

Please check out our calendar at the bottom of this page for the next scheduled program.

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.

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 summer, Wyoming Stargazing will be offering free solar astronomy programs at the Peoples Market. Using our solar telescopes we'll safely show you sunspots, solar prominances, and much more.

This summer's Market takes place every Wednesday at 4-7PM from June 14th-September 20th at the base of Snow King Mountain

Planetarium Programs this Spring/Summer

Throughout the summer, 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.

On Friday, August 25th, we plan to unveil our new outdoor planetarium dome, the Dark Sky Pavilion, at Rendezvous Park at 9pm!

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

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Free Astronomy Presentations

Eclipse Presentations at the Teton County Library!

Back by popular demand, we are offering three additional opportunities to learn about the 2017 total solar eclipse!

The first Total Solar Eclipse to visit the U.S. in 38 years will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017. Jackson Hole could offer one of the best places in the nation to view the total eclipse. If skies are clear, the eclipse promises to be a spectacular astronomical event. Samuel Singer, Executive Director of Wyoming Stargazing, will explore: the documented history of solar eclipses and the science behind solar eclipses.

Public safety agencies have been planning since 2015 for the Total Solar Eclipse. One issue that has come up is increasing community resilience to help limited public safety resources cope with the surge in visitors. Businesses, residents and community organizations all need to be aware of the magnitude of this event and prepare accordingly. Rich Ochs from Teton County Emergency Management will discuss our public safety planning efforts, issues the community may face, and simple steps locals can take to best prepare for this once in a lifetime event.

This program is offered in collaboration with Wyoming Stargazing, Teton County Emergency Management, Teton County Library and Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation.

Please note the same program will presented on all dates.

May 22, June 12 and July 17

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Teton County Library

Free

Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department

www.tetonparksandrec.org

307-739-9025

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 click here.

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