Stargazing in Jackson hole
Add viewing the universe to your list of things to do in Jackson hole. You’ll leave our programs with a new understanding of the Universe and a sense of how you are connected to the Cosmos. We offer year-round Private Stargazing and Photography Tours at your convenience. Let us come to your private residence or bring you to a dark sky location within Grand Teton National Park. We’ll set up one of our large telescopes and entertain you and your guests by showing you all that the extraordinary night skies of Jackson Hole have to offer! You’ll get personal attention from our knowledgeable stargazing leaders, bringing the secrets of the universe closer to you and your guests.
Reasons Jackson hole is one of the best places for stargazing
The high elevation in Jackson Hole (6,500ft on the valley floor where we stargaze) means that you’re looking through much less atmosphere than at sea level. That makes the night sky that much clearer!
We’ll have a big telescope in use during our stargazing programs. That means we can collect a ton of light from distant objects, allowing you to be able to see galaxies millions of light years away!
The low humidity and predictable weather in Jackson Hole, especially in the summer, means that we have lots of clear night skies. We rarely have to cancel a stargazing program in the summer because of bad weather.
Jackson Hole, the valley where the town of Jackson resides, is mostly protected, undeveloped public land. That means there is relatively little light pollution, allowing you to see thousands of stars on moonless nights, the arms of the Milky Way Galaxy and so much more.
Wyoming Stargazing employs knowledgeable and enthusiastic astronomy educators for our Stargazing Leaders. That means they not only have a huge amount of knowledge of the night sky, but are also very good at explaining the complicated details about what you are looking at.
The proceeds from our private stargazing programs allow us to offer inexpensive programming in public schools, to offer free public programs throughout our community, and to Save Our Night Skies. We strongly recommend booking your stargazing program at the beginning of your trip. That way if we need to reschedule because of bad weather we have a better opportunity to do so. We encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have