A more in depth look at the Moons orbit and the “predictions” that astronomers can make into the future and the past.
How did the Earth get such large moon? What’s the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse?
The basics of solar eclipses and what we’ll get to see during totality here in Jackson.
When will it happen? September 27th at approximately 8pm will mark the fourth and final blood moon in a series of a four across a quick, two-year span. The three previous occurred on April 15 2014, October 8 2014, and April 4, 2015. What is a lunar eclipse and why is the Moon going to turn […]
Over the weekend we hosted a stargazing program at the Shooting Star Golf Club at Teton Village. What was expected to be a routine stargazing program for a large group nearly had a disastrous impact on our equipment. Sam got underway running an indoor program to kickoff the night for the 60 or so people […]
Well, late tonight or early tomorrow morning. Penumbra starts at 2:15 am tonight, totality begins at 4:25 am and ends at 5:25 am, and dawn will break before the moon is fully out of the earth’s shadow next morning! This is the second “blood moon” of the four happening this year and next, approximately one […]
Even though summer isn’t officially here for another couple of weeks, it sure has felt like summer here in Jackson. So, Wyoming Stargazing kicked off our Summer Session of Stargazing at Stilson this past Wednesday by holding two raffles to win a 6″ Donsobian telescope and a first generation iPad. We had a perfectly cloudless […]
We had our second free public stargazing event tonight. The clouds moved in early, but not before I was able to snap a few pictures of the moon through the telescope with my Droid camera. They are not the best moon pictures ever taken, but not too shabby for manually holding a Droid camera next to […]