Lights Out Challenge Jackson Hole
Wed., August 11th 2021
Become part of the growing movement to Save our Night Skies and enjoy the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower from downtown Jackson!
Ways to Get Involved:
- Turn off all exterior lights from 10:30PM – 11:30PM on Wed, Aug. 11th or just turn them off before you go to bed.
- Join us at the TBD location to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower from downtown Jackson!
- If you’re a photographer and want to help us out with collecting baseline data before the event as well as during the event please contact Samuel@wyomingstargazing.org
Why We Are Doing This:
- To raise awareness about the negative effects of light pollution
- To demonstrate how beautiful our night sky can really be if we just turn off unnecessary lights
- To save money and energy
Why We’re Advocating for Dark Sky Friendly Lighting in Jackson Hole
Light pollution in Jackson has become a problem for the health and safety of people and wildlife, not to mention its draining effects on our economy and our ability to enjoy dark night skies. Many other cities around the globe are capitalizing on promoting their efforts to restore their night skies. We can save our night skies too! Wyoming Stargazing is embarking on a campaign to Save Our Night Skies in Jackson and we need your help. You can sign up below for the Save Our Night Skies E-mail list to receive updates on what’s happening with this campaign and you can participate in our citizen science research project with your smartphone to collect data on light pollution in Jackson. Download instructions for how to participate in the citizen science research project here!
We’ve teamed up with Free Roaming Photography, the Teton Photography Group, and the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance to help Jackson achieve Dark Sky Certification from the International Dark Sky Association. Why? Learn more on the Save Our Night Skies page…