Starry Hill News

It's Time to Schedule your Field Trip

Starry Hill continues to get busier each year with field trips of students from several districts and groups in both Pierce and Thurston counties. Are you interested in bringing your public school, private school, home school or other group of kids to Starry Hill? If so, to avoid scheduling conflicts we recommend that you contact us ASAP to book your 2016 trip. Click the Contact link on the left to learn how.

Catalina -- First Comet of 2016 (1/1/16)

On January 1, 2016, Comet Catalina will be passing within 1 degree of the northern hemisphere's brightest star -- Arcturus. It will be moving in our sky towards Alkaid -- the end star of the handle of the Big Dipper -- and will pass it on January 15th.

Update: On January 8th we photographed Comet Catalina -- it had two tails! Go to the Astrophotos section of this website to see our photo.

We are Part of a Glorious Collection of Stars (11/14/15)

Eatonville School District Superintendent Krestin Bahr honored Starry Hill Star Guides in a Special Message to the school district's community as well as to the full Eatonville community in the Eatonville Dispatch newspaper.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Braden Henricksen (11/10/15)

The Royal Observatory of Greenwich has released its 2015 book with the best astrophotos from around the world. We are proud that this book includes a photo taken at Starry Hill by one of our Star Guides, Braden Henricksen.

Four of the 'Seven Sisters' (11/1/15)

Who says you can't connect with the stars on rainy days in western Washington? On those days, it is not unusual for the skies to open up for a hour or two and, when they do, we are ready! This astrophoto of four of the Seven Sisters was taken between storms.