Last week’s show was about eclipses of the late twentieth century, Einstein’s greatest discovery, and the science behind solar eclipse safety.
This past weeks show was about more eclipses in modern history with a special focus on the last eclipse to pass through Wyoming and Colorado in 1878.
This week’s looking up is all about important eclipses that shaped historical events or effected famous historical figures from ancient Greek astronomers to Columbus.
Archaeoastronomers look into eclipses of the past to discover more about ancient cultures and history
A more in depth look at the Moons orbit and the “predictions” that astronomers can make into the future and the past.
How did the Earth get such large moon? What’s the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse?
The basics of solar eclipses and what we’ll get to see during totality here in Jackson.
Dr. Samuel Singer of Wyoming Stargazing discussed his public programs within Wyoming Stargazing and also the upcoming Solar Eclipse. The eclipse will be on August 21st and the town of Jackson is already booked to capacity for the occasion. We discussed the science behind the eclipse and why people are so excited to travel out […]
The Myths about Auroras First let’s dispel some myths about the northern lights. How to Read the Northern Lights Forecast On the right is a screenshot from a website that we frequently check, called SpaceWeatherLive. More specifically, it’s a screenshot from their Auroral Activity page. What this shows is six different readouts from NOAA about […]
We’re kicking off a fun new monthly series of blog posts here on Wyoming Stargazing. This will be a monthly challenge to hone your astrophotography skills on a different deep-space target each month. This month’s astrophotography target is the Andromeda Galaxy. Our nearest galactic neighbor can be found by looking north-northeast toward the constellation of […]
Recently, there’s been a popular move in many cities and towns to retrofit their lighting with LEDs. With cheaper energy use, it seems like a no brainer. What most local governments don’t realize, however, is that there are some serious drawbacks to LED lighting if the options are not properly researched. A Quick Overview on […]
We’ve just launched a brand new fundraiser to help us begin making a big impact on the light pollution in Jackson! If successful, we’ll be able to begin a series of case studies with local businesses in collaboration with Energy Conservation Works, another local nonprofit, to quantitatively measure the light emitted from various locations around […]