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Grand Teton transit of Venus event to be hosted by ranger-astronomer


Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole Astronomy Club will host a Grand Teton transit of Venus viewing event from 4 p.m. until sunset on Tuesday, June 5. Professional astronomer and park ranger naturalist Robert Hoyle will lead a discussion and demonstration for the twice-in-a-lifetime event at the Willow Flats Overlook north of Jackson Lake Junction. Hoyle hosted a Grand Teton eclipse viewing event last month at Willow Flats that was attended by an estimated 500 people, with the Teton Range providing a dramatic backdrop for the annular solar eclipse. Hoyle has worked previously as an astronomer at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Continue Reading →

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