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Final AMK Ranch Talk of 2014 Features Wyoming Stargazing Founder


August 15, 2014 — Insights on viewing objects in the night skies of Wyoming will be discussed Thursday, Aug. 21, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

The final Harlow Summer Seminars speaker of the 2014 season is Samuel Singer, executive director of Wyoming Stargazing, a nonprofit organization based in Jackson. He will present “The Extraordinary Wyoming Skies” at 6:30 p.m. at the AMK Ranch, located north of Leeks Marina. A barbecue, at a cost of $5 per person, will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call the UW-NPS Center at (307) 543-2463.

Singer, who recently received his Ph.D. in science education from UW, established Wyoming Stargazing in Jackson to promote scientific literacy and to inspire this and future generations through astronomy education. His presentation will include descriptions of the many objects visible to the naked eye and with a small telescope in the dark skies of Jackson Hole, which provide an ideal setting to view planets, stars, galaxies and more.

After the talk and a question-and-answer session, telescopes will be set up to view the objects discussed during the talk.

The UW-NPS Research Center provides a base for university faculty members and government scientists from throughout North America to conduct research in the diverse aquatic and terrestrial environments of Grand Teton National Park and the greater Yellowstone area. 

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