Public Astronomy Programs

We are all part of the same Universe!

To support our community through the COVID-19 pandemic Wyoming Stargazing has launched several virtual programs and converted a couple of our old programs to virtual platforms as well. Check them out below.

These programs are made possible by generous support from the Wyoming Humanities’ Cultural CARES grant and the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium.

The coronavirus crisis has shown us that we are all interconnected. It’s connected us in new ways that most of us never imagined. The employees at Wyoming Stargazing have been helping people connect to the Cosmos through inspirational and educational programming for the past seven years.

If you haven’t already checked out Ask Dr. Sam, Astro-BS, Sci-fi Explained, Mind Bending Astronomy, Looking Up, or Virtual Stargazing we encourage you to do so. We’re connecting to more people than ever before with our virtual programs, but many of our private in-person programs, our main source of revenue, have been cancelled. Those programs pay for all the free programs we offer the general public and subsidize the cost of programs we offer to schools and other nonprofits.

We kindly ask that you support our organization so we can continue to support people all over the country with engaging, virtual, astronomy programming. Please connect with us so we can connect you, your friends, and family to the Cosmos!

There are lots of ways you can support us. Find out how by clicking here.


Ask Dr. Sam

Ask Dr. Sam is your opportunity chat with our Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Sam, in real-time to ask all your burning questions about the Cosmos. Join Dr. Sam every Tuesday from 4:30pm-5:30pm on Zoom or on the Wyoming Stargazing YouTube Channel! Folks of all ages are welcome, especially students!

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81215946499

Meeting ID: 812 1594 6499

Want an exclusive session of Ask Dr.Sam? Give us a call at 1-844-WYO-STAR (1-844-996-7827) or send us an email at info@wyomingstargazing.org

You can watch our previous shows on YouTube by clicking here.


Virtual Stargazing Programs

FREE for Everyone. $5-$20/Person Suggested Donation Online.

On upcoming clear Friday nights (except on Full Moon weeks) from 8:30pm-10:30pm Mountain Time (check the calendar below for upcoming dates) we’re going to hook up an astronomical video camera to one of our telescopes and stream the footage online. We’ll show you star clusters, galaxies, comets, and more. You can ask all your burning questions about the Cosmos during the program. You can watch our live stargazing program on the Wyoming Stargazing YouTube Channel or on Zoom Online Meeting by using the following link or Meeting ID:

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/557014879

Meeting ID: 557-014-879

Click here to check out tonight’s weather conditions. We can only stargaze with the forecast calls for clear weather.

Want an exclusive virtual stargazing program? Give us a call at 1-844-WYO-STAR (1-844-996-7827) or send us an email at info@wyomingstargazing.org

You can watch our previous shows on YouTube by clicking here.


Astro-BS

FREE for Everyone. $5-$20/Person Suggested Donation Online.

Join the Wyoming Stargazing Team every Thursday at noon MDT on Zoom or on the Wyoming Stargazing YouTube Channel to get the latest on astronomical discoveries and technological innovations!

Postponed for the Off-Season

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87052584771

Meeting ID: 870 5258 4771

You can watch our previous shows on YouTube by clicking here.




Mind Bending Astronomy

FREE for Everyone. $5-$20/Person Suggested Donation Online.

Mind Bending Astronomy is Wyoming Stargazing’s new Facebook and YouTube video series. Every other Monday at around 4pm Mountain Time  (check the calendar below for upcoming dates) we’ll share a mind bending fact about astronomy, some astronomy history and current events, as well as answers to all your burning questions about the Cosmos on Wyoming Stargazing’s Facebook Page, Instagram, and YouTube Channel. We’ll also share additional resources for you to learn more about each topic. We encourage you to ask all your burning questions about the Universe in the comments section below each post and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Want an exclusive session of Mind Bending Astronomy? Give us a call at 1-844-WYO-STAR (1-844-996-7827) or send us an email at info@wyomingstargazing.org

You can watch our previous shows on YouTube by clicking here.


Sci-fi Explained

FREE for Everyone. $5-$20/Person Suggested Donation Online.

Sci-Fi Explained is a new monthly virtual programming opportunity where we’ll dissect a popular sci-fi movie and explain which scenes depict good science and which scenes just show science fiction.

On the last Wednesday of each Month from from 6pm-7pm Mountain Time (check the calendar below for upcoming dates) join us for Sci-fi Explained by clicking the link below. You can join us for 5 minutes or hang around for the entire hour. Feel free to ask all the question you have and to make suggestions for the next sci-fi movie we dissect. You can join us by Zoom using the info below or on the Wyoming Stargazing YouTube Channel.

Postponed for the Off-Season

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99941857441

Meeting ID: 999-4185-7441

Want an exclusive session of Sci-fi Explained? Give us a call at 1-844-WYO-STAR (1-844-996-7827) or send us an email at info@wyomingstargazing.org

You can watch our previous shows on Youtube by clicking here.

Below are the upcoming movies and dates:

Wednesday, August 12th: Sunshine
Wednesday, September 2nd: Galaxy Quest
Wednesday, September 30th: Star Trek (2009)
Wednesday, TBD: Star Trek: First Contact
Wednesday, TBD: Ad Astra
Wednesday, TBD: 2001: A Space Odyessy


Looking Up

FREE for Everyone. $5-$20/Person Suggested Donation Online.

Looking Up is your source for astronomical facts, history, and current events. Ech week we’ll share a bit about what’s visible in the night sky, some science behind those objects, and a bit about the history of astronomy. Facebook Page, Instagram, and YouTube Channel. We’ll also share additional resources for you to learn more about each topic. We encourage you to ask all your burning questions about the Universe in the comments section below each post and we’ll do our best to answer them.

You can watch our previous shows on YouTube by clicking here.


The World Above the Tetons Speaker Series

FREE for Everyone. $5-$20/Person Suggested Donation Online.

Through its daily work, Wyoming Stargazing is proud to carry on the longstanding local traditions of scientific inquiry and education as a means to a richer, more meaningful life here in the Tetons. Please join Wyoming Stargazing for these monthly presentations for an incredible line-up of experts on space exploration who will share their research and answer our most pressing questions about “The World Above the Tetons.”

The World Above the Tetons Speaker Series will now take place via Zoom and on the Wyoming Stargazing YouTube Channel. Addmission is free, but we greatly appreciate donations. We’ll still have “virtual door” prizes for everyone who attends. You can also purchase raffle tickets online to win a framed astrophotography print.

To see the lineup of presentations and/or to purchase raffle tickets click here.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87814196303
Meeting ID: 878 1419 6303

You can watch our previous shows on YouTube by clicking here.


Public Astronomy Programs Calendar

The calendar below shows all of our public astronomy programs.

If you are interested in booking a private stargazing program please click here.