Wyoming is one of the best spots in the nation to admire an unfiltered night sky full of stars. While you’re in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, be sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity with Wyoming Stargazing. This non-profit organization based in Jackson is dedicated to educating and inspiring through Wyoming’s extraordinary skies. Read on to learn more about the organization and important things you’ll want to know to get the most out of your experience.
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Why You Should Go Stargazing in Jackson Hole, WY
Jackson Hole’s high elevation and relatively predictable weather make it an ideal spot for stargazing. Since the land is also mostly undeveloped, there is very little light pollution, meaning you’ll get a clear view of the Milky Way Galaxy and much more. It’s an experience that is an absolute must for your Jackson Hole getaway!
Discover Wyoming Stargazing
Wyoming Stargazing offers some of the best stargazing in Wyoming and facilitates a number of private and public stargazing programs. The organization was founded by a local Jackson Hole resident who sought to further his passion to help others “explore the extraordinary in the ordinary.” By offering opportunities to learn about astronomy, Wyoming Stargazing hopes to inspire learners and help people develop confidence and ownership in their learning.
Each Friday (weather permitting), Wyoming Stargazing hosts free public astronomy events at the Center for the Arts. Astronomy educators will use large aperture telescopes to show visitors like you a wide variety of planets, stars, planetary nebulae, neighboring galaxies, and more. While you are viewing the skies, the educators will tell you everything they know about each object and answer any of your questions about astronomy.
Public programs take place on Fridays from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. May-September and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. October-April. You may choose to attend the whole program or show up at a time that works best with your schedule.
If you’re interested in a more intimate and personalized experience, then you won’t want to miss one of Wyoming Stargazing’s private programs! Through these programs, visitors will have the opportunity to spend more time gazing through the organizations’ massive and state-of-the-art telescopes, see more deep space objects, and receive individualized attention from a highly qualified guide. Private programs are offered year-round and can be reserved for groups of up to 13 people. If you wish to go solo, that’s also acceptable!
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After your Wyoming Stargazing adventure, return to the Bentwood Inn for some well-deserved relaxation. Our eco-friendly lodge has everything you need for an unforgettable getaway in Jackson Hole. You’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations, luxurious amenities, and spectacular views throughout your stay. We even offer a delicious complimentary breakfast each morning. Make your reservations today! We look forward to having you.