Free Astronomy Extravaganza is happening tonight

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Children and adults are welcome to attend an evening of learning about the stars and solar systems at a free Astronomy Extravaganza. Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation and Wyoming Stargazing teamed up to give virtual tours of the solar system and the Milky Way Galaxy using an inflatable planetarium. According to the organizations, "Inside the inflatable planetarium, learn why the stars shine, why they seem to move across the sky, why the constellations change throughout the year and why the arms of the Milky Way Galaxy appear the way they do above our heads. You’ll have the opportunity to ask all the burning questions you’ve ever had about the Universe." The program, held at the Teton County Fair Exhibit Hall, includes three consecutive 20 minute programs inside the inflatable planetarium from 7 - 8 p.m. Participants are welcome to show up anytime during the hour long program. Weather permitting, the event will be followed by stargazing with a telescope outside from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. During the stargazing program, the giant Dobsonian Telescope with a 20” primary mirror will be used to look at stars, nebulae, galaxies and more. Several ipads installed with the Star Walk application will also be available to explore the heavens while others are looking through the telescopes. The event is free and open to the community. *Feature Photo: h/t Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news