This week’s episode of Looking Up we’re talking all about the Northern Lights. We’ll be discussing the science behind the Aurora, as well as the significance of the Northern Lights throughout history. Tune in and find out when you’ll be able to see this light show next. If you’re interested in learning more about the […]
Curious about who we are and what we do? Here’s just a few of the awesome things we’re doing at Wyoming Stargazing in Jackson, Wyoming. Wyoming Stargazing in Jackson, Wyoming Curious about who we are and what we do? Here's just a few of the awesome things we're doing at Wyoming Stargazing in Jackson, Wyoming.Music: […]
This week, we’re learning all about comets! Wyoming Stargazing is excited to have a new version of a classic program for you! If you’ve been following Wyoming Stargazing for a while, you might remember our radio program called Looking Up that was featured on Jackson’s local radio station, KHOL. We’ve taken the radio version of […]
We are honored to introduce this week’s speaker – Kelly Lively. Idaho National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories. With roughly 5,000 scientists, engineers and support personnel, the lab also stands as one of Idaho’s largest employers. At INL’s three primary facility areas, researchers perform work in support of […]
This August, an unprecedented number of people will observe the Total Solar Eclipse. The last time the United States observed totality was on March 7, 1970, and it was only visible from a few states on the East Coast. Millions of people live in the path of totality of this year’s eclipse, and the entire […]
This past weeks show was about more eclipses in modern history with a special focus on the last eclipse to pass through Wyoming and Colorado in 1878.
Out on the east coast in 1878, a great and renowned inventor by the name of Thomas Edison was developing a new project to test. What he lacked was the perfect opportunity to perform an experiment on his temperature-measuring device, the tasimeter. With a little bit of good news and encouragement from a friend, Edison […]
This week’s looking up is all about important eclipses that shaped historical events or effected famous historical figures from ancient Greek astronomers to Columbus.
How did the Earth get such large moon? What’s the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse?
We are 5 months out today from the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st! If you haven’t already been able to attend one of the public eclipse presentations offered by our Executive Director Dr. Samuel Singer, please check our events calendar for more eclipse presentations scheduled over the next several months. Beginning on May […]
Both town and county voted in our revised LDRs! We’re now one step closer to becoming a Dark Sky Certified community! Look for a future blog post to see what that means and what the next steps are. But in the meantime, it’s time for a celebration! Party with the Perseids! When: Thursday, August 11th, […]
The Myths about Auroras First let’s dispel some myths about the northern lights. How to Read the Northern Lights Forecast On the right is a screenshot from a website that we frequently check, called SpaceWeatherLive. More specifically, it’s a screenshot from their Auroral Activity page. What this shows is six different readouts from NOAA about […]