Astronomy Nights

By on February 28, 2009 Categories: Astronomy

Astronomy Nights - Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY
Last night, we had clear skies which provided this wonderful view of a conjunction between the crescent moon and our closest planetary neighbor, Venus. The moon was showing about 10% while Venus was at its absolute brightest, which makes it appear about 20 times brighter than the brightest star, Sirius. This photograph was taken from the naturalist cabin here at Spring Creek Ranch.

During summer months we offer Astronomy Programs to our guests which have proven very popular due to our extremely dark skies.