Starry Hill News

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.

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.

Get Ready: Sep 27th Lunar Eclipse -- Big & Easy (8/9/15)

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!

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

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.

Perseids Meteor Shower 2015 -- Not to be Missed! (8/8/15)

The Perseid Meteor Shower, already one of the best and most popular of all showers, will be at its best this year because it occurs close to a New Moon. If you can be at a dark sky location August 12th, you may see 50+ meteors per hour. Look toward the Constellation Perseus.