The World Above the Tetons Speaker Series

The Speaker Series Is Virtual!

To support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic Wyoming Stargazing has launched new virtual programming opportunities and has converted some of our existing programs to virtual platforms.

These programs were made possible through generous support from the Wyoming Humanities’ Cultural CARES grant as well as through the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium.

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

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

Saturday, August 8th: Dr. T.S. Kelso, Senior Research Astrodynamicist for CSSI: Tracking Our Impact on the Space Environment

Saturday, Sept. 12th: Suzy Gurton, Assistant Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory: Revealing the Invisible Universe

The World Above the Tetons

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 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.”

2020 Sponsorship

We cannot make our Speaker Series happen without the help of our generous sponsors. Sponsorship levels begin at $100! To become a sponsor or to learn more, contact our Executive Director, Samuel Singer, at samuel@wyomingstargazing.org for more information. Click here to view our Sponsorship Level flyer.

Summer 2020 Featured Speakers

Dr. T.S. Kelso

Tracking Our Impact on the Space Environment

Dr. T.S. Kelso serves as a senior research astrodynamicist for CSSI, bringing nearly thirty years experience in space education, research, analysis, acquisition, development, operations, and consulting with organizations such as: Air Force Space Command Space Analysis Center (ASAC); NASA’s Near-Earth Object Science Definition Team; Air Force Chief of Staff’s SPACECAST 2020 and Air Force 2025 future studies; and the Air Force Satellite Control Network. He has taught on the faculty at Air War College; Air Command and Staff College; the Airpower Research Institute; the College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education; and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Dr. Kelso has supported the space surveillance community since 1985 by operating electronic data dissemination systems to provide NORAD two-line orbital element sets, associated orbital models, documentation, software, and educational materials to users around the world.

Saturday, August 8th, 2020

7:00pm-8:30pm Mountain Time

Zoom Online Meeting

Meeting ID: 878 1419 6303

Free Admittance

Raffle Tickets $5 each  or 5 for $20

(The 6% processing fee for online purchase of Raffle Tickets can be avoided by calling us to book at 1-844-WYO-STAR)

Buy Raffle Tickets

Suzy Gurton

Revealing the Invisible Universe

Suzanne Gurton is the Assistant Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, overseeing their media, education, and public outreach efforts. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in astronomy and physics just after the VLA was completed and has been sharing the story of astronomical discovery ever since. She has worked in planetariums and museums, writing, producing, and presenting planetarium shows in Chapel Hill, Los Angeles, Boulder, New York, and Santa Fe. She also worked for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, designing and delivering professional development programs and outreach toolkits, while working with teams to launch the NASA Night Sky Network, Astronomy from the Ground Up community of museum educators, Sky Rangers community of park rangers creating interpretive astronomy programming and the AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshops. Now at NRAO, she oversees a creative team of artists, writers and educators to tell the story of the invisible universe that is uniquely revealed by radio observations.

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

7:00pm-8:30pm Mountain Time

Zoom Online Meeting

Meeting ID: 878 1419 6303

Free Admittance

Raffle Tickets $5 each  or 5 for $20

(The 6% processing fee for online purchase of Raffle Tickets can be avoided by calling us to book at 1-844-WYO-STAR)

Buy Raffle Tickets


Thank you to our 2020 Speakers Series Sponsors!

  • Deborah and Jim Ramo

  • George Kuvinka

  • Dr. Andrew Glenn at Teton Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Janice Harris

  • Stuart Sugarman and O’Ann Fredstrom

  • Mary Coyne and Bill Kolasky

  • Mike and Virginia Adler

  • Kathleen and Mike Glover

  • Lisa Ridgway