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Jackson Hole May Get An Observatory

January 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
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Jackson Hole could someday be home to a public observatory and planetarium if the vision of a recent PhD recipient from the University of Wyoming is realized.  Dr. Samuel Singer who constructed two telescopes and established a small astronomical observatory at Hampshire College as part of his bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy, went on to be recognized by NASA for an astronomy lesson plan he wrote. He also built a second small observatory for the Teton Science Schools in Jackson Hole, where he now lives.  Singer has founded Wyoming Star Gazing as a way to further his passion for helping others (in his words) “explore the extraordinary in the ordinary.”  To help get the observatory off the ground, Singer has launched a campaign to raise $10,000 for start-up capital for a project that may eventually cost about $3.5-million to build.  Singer says more about the endeavor can be learned at wyomingstargazing.org.

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