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Wyoming Stargazing is an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting scientific literacy and inspiring the next generation of scientists through astronomy education.  We are based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where we someday hope to build a public observatory and planetarium.

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Our own board member nailed the Astronomy Photo Of the Day run by NASA!
I recently took this photo of Orion and Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 in the night sky and shortly thereafter, was awarded Astronomy Photo Of the Day (APOD) run by NASA! Out of millions of photos submitted from around the world, this one was chosen and published... #announcement #apod #astronomy
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Comet Lovejoy is getting brighter and is now visible with the naked eye! Find out how to see it here: http://ow.ly/GE6O2
0 Flares 0 Flares × If you’re looking for a New Year’s miracle in astronomy, Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is about the closest thing to it. Discovered back in August, the comet was never supposed to achieve naked-eye visibility, but it already has! It will... #article #astronomy #astrophotography
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Check out our new blog post on how to get into astrophotography on a budget! http://ow.ly/FVswD
Gear and a brief how-to article to get you started in the field of astrophotography
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Although clouds are usually bad news for astronomers, photographer Phil Plait managed to capture beautiful iridescence while trying to photograph the partial solar eclipse. Read more about the science behind cloud iridescence and see the photo here: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141029.html
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Have you ever seen a comet up close? This beautiful photo of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the Rosetta spacecraft on October 7th! The orbiter is set to detach from the lander on November 12th. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141016.html
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If you missed the eclipse this week, don't worry! Here is a beautiful photo taken from the south Jenny Lake parking lot at 4 AM. The next lunar eclipse visible to North America will be on April 4th.
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Also, according to NASA, the faint spot in the lower right is actually the planet Uranus! http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141010.html
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Did you know that there will be a total solar eclipse over Jackson Hole in 2017? Find out how Wyoming Stargazing has you covered to experience the eclipse in the prime location for the event!
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Check out our new blog post with a time-lapse of stargazing tour hosted by us! http://ow.ly/GydZv #stargazing
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Unfortunately the storm has caused us to have to cancel our free program at Stilson tonight. Our next free program will be at the Stilson lot on Friday November 28th. In the mean time, download this wonderful program called Stellarium. It is a desktop application that allows you to view what is up in the sky at any time of the day. It also allows you to view what the sky will look like in the far future. http://www.stellarium.org/wiki/index.php/Download
Official packages. The stellarium.org home page contains links to the latest official releases for Windows, Mac OS, and a source package for Linux. The files themselves are hosted on Stellarium's project page at SourceForge.net: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stellarium/files/ ...
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PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IN WYOMING TOMORROW AFTERNOON!

Come watch it with us in Stilson!! DO NOT watch it on your own without proper protection. Which we have!!

If you're subscribed to our newsletter you got this info already: We'll be meeting in our usual meeting spot at the Stilson parking lot this Thursday between 3:30pm and 5:30pm to view it safely using our solar telescopes and giving you all the information about it you could possibly want. Hope to see you there!

If you'd also like to read up on the eclipse before coming out to watch here are a couple useful websites: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/jackson-wy for local info and http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/10/21/solar_eclipse_partial_eclipse_on_oct_23.html for the incomparable Bad Astronomer's take on it.

(Partial) SOLAR ECLIPSE!! This is a nice and rare event, and it'll be nice and sunny tomorrow!
Which forthcoming solar eclipses are visible in Jackson, U.S.A. and what do they look like?
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Need a new desktop background? Check out this beautiful photo taken by Harald Albrigtsen of an Auroral Corona over Norway. "[A]n auroral corona appears as a center point for a surrounding display and may occur when an aurora develops directly overhead, or when auroral rays are pointed nearly toward the observer." http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141014.html
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