News -- about Starry Hill and stargazing in the Eatonville area

What an Extraordinary Lunar Eclipse! (9/28/15)

Lunar eclipse, supermoon, early evening, perfect weather and lots of stargazers all combined to make this Sep 27, 2015 event one to be remembered! [more]

Get Ready: Sep 27th Lunar Eclipse -- Big & Easy (9/3/15)

On September 27th, the Moon will travel through earth's shadow for the second time this year and turn deep red in color. But unlike last April's lunar eclipse, this one will occur in the evening instead of the early morning and will be 13% larger since the moon will be at perigee (closest in its orbit around earth). Not to be missed! [more]

Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year, Royal Observatory Greenwich, England (8/22/15)

When Braden Henricksen, a four-year Star Guide at Starry Hill, submitted one of his astrophotos taken at Starry Hill into the Royal Observatory Greenwich's contest last year, we all knew that the competition would be fierce -- the famous Royal Observatory's contest attracts the best from around the world. [more]

From Mt Rainier To the Heart of the Milky Way (8/20/15)

Mt Rainier is a great place for stargazing -- this astrophoto was taken with our 5" refractor in just twelve minutes of imaging time from Paradise at Mt Rainier National Park. Visitors to Mt Rainier helped us in capturing this image. [more]

2015 Star Guides Lineup (8/10/15)

Not only is Starry Hill a place for kids to come to connect with our universe, it is also a place that, as much as possible, is run by kids. That's why we have the Star Guides program, now in its fourth year. [more]

Connecting with the Night Sky at Mt. Rainier National Park (8/10/15)

As part of the National Park Service's Night Skies Program, Starry Hill is in its second year in providing evening stargazing experiences during the summer months for visitors at Mt. Rainier National Park. Come join us outside the Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise. [more]