This summer has been an amazing one, especially for those who are more nocturnal than others. For many nights out of the year, the night sky was crystal clear and not a cloud could be found, which is why the Astro-Volunteers at Mount Rainier shattered the records of previous years. This year, the group of five astronomers who donated not only their time, but their true passion for the night-time world, volunteered over 2,400 hours at both Paradise and Sunrise, and helped introduce the cosmos to over 20,600 visitors from around the world. What better place to star gaze than right under the watchful eye of The Mountain?
A BIG thank you to all of our Astro-Volunteers for making this summer out of this world!