Starry Hill News

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.

Asteroid To Pass Earth on Halloween (10/26/15)

On the night of October 30th and the morning of October 31st, asteroid 2015 TB145 will be passing earth at a distance of about 300,000 miles. For comparison, the moon is about 230,000 miles from earth. We will be attempting to view and photograph it here at Starry Hill.

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!

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.