Public Astronomy Events

New Moon Stargazing Programs

The night of the new moon is the perfect time to enjoy the enormity of our cosmos. Join a Stargazing Leader with our telescopes to witness celestial phenomena on the darkest night of the month.

New Moon stargazing programs are provided for a sliding scale ($0-$15/person) suggested donation that can be paid in cash, check, or Venmo (@wyoming-stargazing), or through our website when you click “RSVP”.  Your donations allow our programs to be accessible to lower-income individuals and families.

Join Wyoming Stargazing in the Stilson Parking Lot at the corner of Highway 22 and Moose-Wilson Road.

Click here to RSVP.

(Far West side of the Stilson Parking Lot, behind the back of the bus stop building for the Village Road Transit Center)


September 28 – 9 PM
October 27 – 8 PM
November 26 – 7 PM
January 24 – 7 PM
February 23 – 7 PM
March 24 – 8 PM


Meteor Shower Stargazing Programs

Meteor showers are actually more common than most know. Join a Stargazing Leader with our telescopes to witness meteor showers throughout the year and learn about what makes each unique.

Meteor Shower Stargazing programs are provided for a sliding scale ($0-$15/person) suggested donation that can be paid in cash, check, Venmo (@wyoming-stargazing), or through our website when you click “RSVP”. Your donations allow our programs to be accessible to lower-income individuals and families.

Join Wyoming Stargazing in the Stilson Parking Lot at the corner of Highway 22 and Moose-Wilson Road.

Click here to RSVP.

(Far West side of the Stilson Parking Lot, behind the back of the bus stop building for the Village Road Transit Center)


Perseids August 12th @ 10 PM
Draconids October 8th @ 8 PM CANCELLED
Orionids October 21st @ 8 PM CANCELLED
Taurids November 5th @ 7 PM
Leonids November 17th @ 7 PM
Geminids December 13th @ 7 PM
Ursids December 21st @ 7 PM
Quadrantids January 3rd @ 7 PM
Lyrids April 22nd @ 8 PM


See you next summer!

Summer Stargazing at the Center for the Arts
Every Clear Friday Until Sept. 20th

Wyoming Stargazing offers public stargazing events every clear Friday night in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (when the temperature is above zero degrees Fahrenheit!) May through September.

Friday night stargazing programs are provided for a sliding scale ($0-$15/person) suggested donation that can be paid in cash, check, or Venmo (@wyoming-stargazing). Your donations allow our programs to be accessible to lower-income individuals and families.

Join Wyoming Stargazing at the lawn next to the Center for the Arts for our public stargazing programs. Our astronomy educators will use one of our large aperture 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 9:30pm-11:30pm May through August and 8:30-10:30pm in September. Feel free to show up for whatever portion of the program works for you.

These public stargazing events have been made possible by your support through Old Bill’s Fun Run and from the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, NASA Grant #NNX10AO95H


Planetarium Programs

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.

There is sliding scale $0-$15/person suggested donation that can be paid in cash, check, or Venmo (@wyoming-stargazing).

The planetarium will be set-up inside the Dark Sky Pavilion, designed by local artist Natalie Clark and designer Jakub Galczynski and funded by The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, The Center of Wonder, Natalie and Henry Clark, Tiny Life Supply, Caldera House, and other private donors.

Dates and Times TBD.



Portable Planetarium and Dark Sky Pavilion


Public Astronomy Programs Calendar

The calendar below shows all of our 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.