Glacier's astronomy outreach and education program began in 2008 and has grown to become one of the National Park Service’s premiere astronomy programs. Each summer Glacier’s volunteer astronomers provide over 20,000 visitors with the chance to experience the night sky and solar viewing. Astronomy outreach volunteers will need to be patient communicators who are able to help a diverse audience learn about astronomy during nightly sky tours and telescope viewing as well as assisting with star parties. Using the park’s equipment, astronomers set up nightly on the west and east sides of the park, provide a guided sky tour of Native American and Greek constellations, then move to the telescopes.
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Last updated: January 3, 2018