Wyoming Stargazing is pleased to welcome Astronaut Scott Altman to Jackson this weekend to kick off our World Above the Tetons Science Speaker Series.
Wyoming Stargazing was featured in a NY Times article today about stargazing in the western hemisphere. Astrotourism is a rapidly growing industry and Wyoming Stargazing is honored to be a big part of sharing the Cosmos with the public. Read more…
Come on down to the Eco Fair at Phil Baux Park (base of Snow King Mountain this Saturday) from 12pm-5pm to check out the Dark Sky Pavilion and some digital full dome movies inside our planetarium. We’ll be powering the Dark Sky Pavilion and the planetarium using Creative Energies solar trailer. Let’s hope for sunshine!
FREE for everyone!
Thanks to the generous support of people like you Wyoming Stargazing is offering even more FREE, year-round public stargazing/planetarium programs. In the past we’ve had to cancel many of these programs because of bad weather, but not anymore! Now, we have the The Dark Sky Pavilion that was designed by local artist Natalie Clark and designer Jakub Galczynski and funded by Natalie Clark, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, and the Center of Wonder. The Dark Sky Pavilion allows us to almost NEVER cancel any more public programs.
When it’s clear on a Friday nights we’ll have our telescopes out from at Rendezvous Park during the warmer months (May-September) from 9:30-11:30pm and at the Center for the Arts lawn during colder months (October-April) from 7:30-9:30pm. When it’s cloudy we’ll have the Dark Sky Pavilion set-up with our digital planetarium inside from 5:30pm-7:30pm at those sane locations.
So, join us tomorrow night, Friday, Oct 20th from 5:30pm-7:30pm on the lawn at the Center for the Arts for a FREE public planetarium program!
See you there!
Earlier this week our Executive Director, Dr. Samuel Singer, led Wyoming Stargazing’s 1,000th astronomy program since our very first program in March of 2014. We’ve come a long way since that first, cold, winter night at the Stilson Parking Lot. We’d like to thank everyone who has helped us along the way from folks who volunteered at just one event and to the folks that keep coming back time after time, to our amazing donors and board of directors, to the more than 20,000 people who have attended our programs, to our staff both past and present, to the concierge who help us book stargazing programs, to the people who believed in us from the very beginning and selflessly gave up their time to help us, and to the amazing community organizations that supported us over the last few years which include, but are not limited to: The Center of Wonder, The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, the Center for the Arts, pARTners, Rendezvous Lands Conservancy, 1% for the Tetons, The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board, the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, Quiznos, the Whole Grocer, Lucky’s, Elevated Grounds, Teton County Park and Recreation, and others.
A special thanks to Mike Cavaroc and Jakub Galczynski who have been helping us from the beginning and continue to do so all the time!
The 1,000th program took place in our brand new digital planetarium inside the Dark Sky Pavilion (pictured below) designed by local artist Natalie Clark and Jakub Galczynski. The facility was made possible for generous grants from the Center of Wonder, the Community Foundation and Jackson Hole, and other private donations. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!
Some month’s ago, Wyoming Stargazing applied to be considered for the Quarter 3 Bags For Change program at Lucky’s. We were accepted! The VOTE opens @luckysmarketjackson this Sunday, April 30th and goes through Sunday, May 7th. The timing really couldn’t be better as we prepare to welcome one of nature’s most renowned celestial experiences of our lifetime, the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. Wyoming Stargazing, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based right here in Jackson will be dedicating a summer full of on the ground work to inspire the next generation of enthusiasts to protect our night skies and explore the extraordinary in the ordinary.
If @wyomingstargazing win the most votes (I’d like to think when we win the most votes), every time you shop at Lucky’s Market with your reusable bags through August, you will receive a 10 cent wooden dime to donate to WYSG. At the end of the quarter, Lucky’s will double the amount raised to further support Wyoming Stargazing’s public programs and for the future programming at the Snow King Summit Observatory! Extraordinary!
To cast your vote for Wyoming stargazing please go to the Lucky’s Market Jackson Hole Facebook page beginning this Sunday and make a comment of “Wyoming Stargazing” under the Bags for Change post.
Thank you for your vote in advance ~ Samuel Singer, Executive Director, Wyoming Stargazing