Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sky Viewing

Our stellar volunteer astronomer Don West-Wilke is back for another summer season! Don will be setting up his telescope outside Jackson Visitor Center Thursday evenings through Monday afternoons with additional telescopes and astronomical binoculars available for nighttime viewing. Daytime sessions will offer observers a chance to use a solar telescope. Any visitor, employee, partner or volunteer is invited to attend. 

If you would like to volunteer to help with night sky viewing, please reply via email to Don will provide the necessary training to assist visitors with one of our many new devices.

Summer Sky Viewing at Mount Rainier National Park
Learn about sky viewing and enjoy a truly unique wilderness experience. 

Join Park Volunteer Don West-Wilke to learn about the National Park Service's
Natural Lightscapes Program as you view the night or day sky.

Schedule through September 15
All viewing takes place in front of Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise

Day Sky viewing via a solar telescope
Friday through Monday: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
(weather permitting) 

Night Sky viewing via telescopes and astronomy binoculars
Thursday through Sunday
Just after dark until at least midnight 
(weather permitting)

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