Wyoming Stargazing offers year-round stargazing programs at your convenience. Let us come to your private residence or bring you to one of the premiere stargazing locations in Grand Teton National Park. We’ll set up one of our telescopes and entertain you and your guests by showing you all that the fantastic night skies of Jackson Hole have to offer! Throughout the night we’ll show you planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and more. We’ll also have plenty of iPads ready with the Star Walk application on them so you can continue exploring the heavens while your friends and family are entranced through the telescopes. Compared to the often well-attended public stargazing programs we offer, Multi-Group Stargazing (offered only during the summer months) and Private Stargazing (offered year-round) programs give you more individualized attention from our enthusiastic astronomy educators, allowing you to finally get answers to all of the questions you’ve ever had about the Universe. There’s little-to-no wait time to look through our telescopes, which means that during the evening we’ll be able to show you even more of the extraordinary objects in the sparkling night sky!The Top 5 Reasons to Stargaze in Jackson Hole with Wyoming Stargazing
Private Stargazing Programs are just for your family and friends.
Multi-Group Stargazing Programs (offered only during the summer months) include multiple families in the same stargazing program (up to 13 people). The maximum size for a party wanting to do a Multi-Group Stargazing Program is 9 people. For parties of 10 people or more please book a Private Stargazing Program. Please do not split up your group of 10 or more into two groups and book two Multi-Group Stargazing programs. Parties of 10 or more that already know each other prior to the start of the program will be charged the Private Stargazing rate. At this time we are unable to provide Multi-Group Stargazing Programs out of Colter Bay, Jackson Lake Lodge, Signal Mountain Lodge, and Jenny Lake Lodge. We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you have any special needs, such as ending the program early, we strongly recommend that you book a private program so that we can accommodate you to the best of our ability.
Generally, Private and Multi-Group Stargazing Programs last 3-4 hours from pickup to drop off. Below is a typical program itinerary:
You can book Private and Multi-Group Stargazing programs with us by clicking on the RESERVE buttons on the right hand column.
In the event of inclement weather, we do our best to re-book your program for another night. Please consider booking your program early in your trip so that in the event of a weather issue you have the chance to stargaze another night!
We can pick you up from pretty much anywhere in Jackson Hole. Wyoming Stargazing also currently has arrangements with numerous resorts and businesses in town with whom you can book trips with us. If you are a guest of one of the hotels listed below, please inquire at the concierge desk about stargazing programs with Wyoming Stargazing.
The weather in Jackson during the summer time is very predictable. We typically get afternoon thunderstorms and cloudy afternoon weather. As the sky begins to get dark and the temperature begins to drop the clouds almost always dissipate, leaving incredibly clear skies for stargazing. Even if it's still cloudy at 9pm there is a very good chance that by 10pm the skies will be perfectly clear.
In the winter, the weather is less predictable here. We get about 70% of our annual precipitation in the form of snow. The storms will come in when they will. We do our best to schedule programs around anticipated cloudy weather. In the event that we have to cancel the stargazing program because of bad weather there is no charge (except for the 6% nonrefundable online booking fee if you booked yourself online).
(Ages 5 and under are free)
$500 for up to 4 people
$125/person for 5-13 people
(13 person max on each program)
$85/person (up to 9 people/party)
Wyoming Stargazing offers our services at weddings, conferences, dinner parties, and other events. Please give us a call or send us an email to discuss details and pricing.Info@WyomingStargazing.org
The heat of the summer days we have here in Jackson can be deceiving - the temperature can drop down to below 40°F at night! Please remember to dress warmly. In the summer you should wear long pants, a warm jacket, closed toed shoes with thick socks, and a hat. In the winter you should dress like you're going skiing. In addition, our large telescopes require the use of a ladder to observe. Please contact us if you or anyone in your party cannot use a ladder so that we may accommodate your specific needs.
If you already know your stuff with stargazing and just couldn't fit your telescope into your luggage or if you just haven't had the chance to buy your own telescope, Wyoming Stargazing can help. We have a limited number of portable and easy to use telescopes that you can rent from us for just one evening or for a whole week. You can rent telescopes that are great for night time stargazing to view the Moon, planets, and deep space objects, or telescopes that can be used for solar astronomy during the day to see sunspots, solar prominence, and more. Each telescope comes with two eyepieces, a How-to Guide, sky charts, and a list of suggested objects.
Please give us a call or send us an email to reserve your telescope today.
Wyoming Stargazing has begun offering our services for weddings and other large events. Stargazing is the perfect way to make sure your event is unique and memorable for your guests. Join others who have been blown away by amazing views of the Universe.
"We used Wyoming Stargazing at my daughter's September wedding, and it was a hit! The telescope was set up next to an outdoor fire pit with blankets, roasted marshmallows and hot drinks, while we enjoyed the crisp fall evening. It was a intimate scene for those who wanted a break from the dance floor. Guests were able to attach their phone to the telescope and capture a photo of the moon from this special night. Many of our friends and family still use this image of the moon as their screen saver. It was a special touch to a perfect day!"
Please give us a call or send us an email to reserve us for your special day.
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
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.
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.
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.