Get ready to witness the birth of a celestial marvel as the Observatorio del Rey de las Nieves takes its rightful place atop Wyoming’s majestic Snow King Mountain. The anticipation reaches a fever pitch as the dream, tirelessly championed by Wyoming Stargazing and supported by Snow King Mountain Resort LLC., nears its stunning completion, bringing the cosmos closer to avid stargazers like never before.
Building the Snow king Observatory
Envisioned by the brilliant architect Jakub Galczynski of FarmerPayne Architects, the Snow King Observatory and Planetarium shine as the crown jewels of the Snow King Phase 2 Master Plan, recently approved by the Town of Jackson. With the resounding endorsement from the United States Forest Service (USFS) following their meticulous Environmental Impact Assessment in 2021, the stage is set for an extraordinary astronomical adventure.
Amidst the flurry of activity, construction is in full swing atop the majestic summit of Snow King Mountain, building the excitement towards the grand unveiling in the upcoming fall of 2023. Standing tall and proud, the Observatory boasts a remarkable 24? AstroHaven dome that will house an awe-inspiring 1.0-meter PlaneWave telescope. This cutting-edge marvel will stake its claim among the world’s largest telescopes, captivating the public with its unrivaled outreach capabilities?an emblem of astronomical exploration like no other.
The benefits of the Snow king Observatory
But that’s not all the Snow King Observatory has to offer. Prepare to be astounded by the state-of-the-art Spitz 8-meter digital planetarium, designed to accommodate 30 awestruck individuals. Immerse yourself in captivating educational experiences within the classroom/theater space, while interactive galleries brimming with enthralling exhibits kindle curiosity in visitors of all ages. With event spaces available, the Observatory aims to become an iconic center of scientific learning in the vast expanse of the Rocky Mountain West.
Driven by a steadfast commitment to ignite passion for astronomy, Wyoming Stargazing has set an ambitious goal to impact one million students through both in-person and virtual programming by 2030. With the Snow King Observatory nearing completion, their vision is poised to become a resounding reality. This celestial sanctuary will serve as the gateway to the wonders of the cosmos, captivating minds and inspiring generations to come.
Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey and mark your calendars. Soon, you will have the privilege of witnessing the universe in ways never before imagined, as the Snow King Observatory ascends to the heavens. Brace yourself as the realms of science and imagination merge in an awe-inspiring spectacle, ushering in a new era of extraordinary astronomical discovery.
While we eagerly await the completion of the new observatory, join us for a series of thrilling public programs to keep your excitement soaring. And if you have any questions or inquiries, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you and share in your anticipation for this remarkable venture.