Hailey Public Library and the Central Idaho Dark Sky Alliance will host 2023 Astronomer in Residence Dr. Joel Weisberg for a nighttime observing session on Saturday, August 12, from 9:30-11:30 PM. Highlights include the Perseid Meteor Shower, deep sky objects, bright planets and spectacular summer constellations. Boise State University’s AstroTAC team, popular local astronomer Tim Frazier and friends will be on hand plus cool telescopes. Meet at the Croy Canyon Motorized Trailhead, 3.1 miles west of Hailey. Turn headlights off while driving in. In case of weather-related issues, check the HPL website at www.haileypubliclibrary.org after 5 PM.
The beauty of darkness, the costs of light pollution, and what we can do to protect the night. A starry night is one of nature’s most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, most of us no longer experience true darkness. In this talk based on his critically acclaimed book “The End of Night,” Paul Bogard seeks to restore our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art. Using a blend of personal narrative, natural history, science, and astronomy, Bogard shares the importance of darkness—what we’ve lost, what we still have, and what we might regain—and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights tonight. Registration recommended to save a seat. Special thanks to Boise State University for bringing Paul to Idaho as part of their Sawtooth Writing Retreat Sept. 14-17 at the Central Idaho 4-H Camp. Paul Bogard is author of “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light,” which was shortlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. He is also the author of “The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest …
A New Year’s yoga retreat in Stanley, Idaho. Begin your year with nourishing yoga, food, and hot springs in the Sawtooth mountains. Thursday Shuttle service from Sun Valley airport 2pm-4pm Arrivals, tea & biscuits served 4pm-5pm Set intentions, personally and as a group for the retreat 5pm-6:30pm Evening practice 6:30pm-7pm Prepare for dinner 7pm-8pm Dinner 8pm-10pm Relax and decompress in the hot tub Friday 9am-11am Morning practice, meditation & breath work 11:30am-12:30pm Brunch 1pm-3pm Hike to Redfish Lake 3pm-4pm Light lunch 4pm-5pm Guided meditation & tea sampling 5pm-6:30pm Evening practice 7pm-8pm Dinner 9pm Hot springs Saturday 9am-11am Morning Practice, meditation, & breath work 11:30am-12:30pm Brunch 1pm-2:30pm Yin Yoga 3pm-4:30pm Light lunch, tea time, journal/reflect 5pm-6:30pm Evening practice, restorative yoga 7pm-8pm Dinner 9pm Hot springs Sunday 9am-10:30am Morning Practice 11am-12pm Brunch 12:30pm-1pm Closing Meditation 1pm Farewell
3 days of nourishing yoga, meditation, food, and community in the sawtooth mountains with Taryn Smith Movement. Hosted at Triangle C Lodge in Stanley, Idaho. Schedule Friday, september 15 12pm check in, tea time snacks, introductions 2pm kundalini 3pm vinyasa flow 7pm dinner at the Sawtooth Hotel 9pm meditation and sound bath Saturday, september 16 9am-11am morning vinyasa practice, meditation and breath work 12pm brunch at Redfish Lake Lodge 1-6pm a day at the lake! kayaking, boat time, hiking 6pm sunset appetizer cruise 7:30pm wine pairing dinner at Limbert’s 10pm sound bath Sunday, september 17 9am-11am morning vinyasa practice, meditation, & breath work 12pm check out, brunch following at the Stanley Bakery
Join Dr. Lindsay DeMarchi, a 2023 Astronomer in Residence with the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve STEM Network, for an evening of binocular stargazing above the rooftops of Ketchum . This is a NASA funded program from Boise State University, which works closely with The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve to bring science to classrooms, libraries, and more. Pre-registration required. Limited to 15 attendees. Attendees should plan to bring their own binoculars, and Dr. DeMarchi will guide us through viewing the night sky with this accessible tool. NOTE: Attending this program does require walking up three flights of stairs to access the rooftop patio above the Library’s new Wood River Museum of History and Culture, across the street from the Library at the corner of 4th Street and Walnut Avenue. A specific meeting point will be given to registered attendees. Dr. Lindsay DeMarchi is an interdisciplinary space environmentalist and stellar mortician, proudly engaging the public on all matters dark and wondrous. She is the Astronomer in Residence at the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve and author of numerous scientific articles to bring awareness to outer-space sustainability and light pollution. She is most passionate about empowering the cultural and personal connections …
It was true when Carl Sagan said, “we are made of star-stuff,” but we contain far more—a universe, in fact! Come spend the evening with visiting Astronomer-in-Residence Dr. Lindsay DeMarchi. Relax as we unwind into dazzling mixtures of nebulae and galaxies, with commentary from history’s great poets and writers alike. We will reminisce with stars about the end of their lives, and how their cosmic legacy has been handed down to us on our humble Earth. Presented in partnership with the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve Astronomer-in-Residence Program. Dr. DeMarchi is a 2023 Astronomer in Residence with the CIDSP, supported by Boise State University with support from NASA. Registration is recommended to save a seat. This program will also be livestreamed and available to watch later. Dr. Lindsay DeMarchi is an interdisciplinary space environmentalist and stellar mortician, proudly engaging the public on all matters dark and wondrous. She is the Astronomer-in-Residence at the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve and author of numerous scientific articles to bring awareness to outer-space sustainability and light pollution. She is most passionate about empowering the cultural and personal connections each individual has to the night sky and their role in environmental stewardship.
Are you curious about exploring the Cecil D. Andrus White Clouds Wilderness? Intrigued by spectacular peaks and sparkling alpine lakes, but unsure how to plan your adventure? Join Idaho Conservation League at Elephant’s Perch in Ketchum on Wednesday, May 17th, for a presentation on Trekking & Photographing the White Clouds! Learn about the history of the wilderness area, must-see spots, and how to best capture the photos of this stunning backcountry terrain. Led by Josh Johnson, Conservation Associate at ICL, and legendary public servant/photographer/mountain goat Ed Cannady, you won’t want to miss this!
The Hailey Public Library, Central Idaho Dark Sky Alliance and Boise State University’s AstroTAC Team are hosting Earth Day After Dark, a free night of observing on Saturday, April 22, from 8:30-11:00ish. The Team has presented astronomy programs throughout southern Idaho. Highlights will include the Lyrid Meteor Shower, deep sky objects, bright planets and the last glimpse of winter constellations. Meet at the Croy Canyon Motorized Trailhead, 3.1 miles west of Hailey. Check the HPL website at www.haileypubliclibrary.org after 5 PM in case of weather-related cancelation.
Hotel Ketchum and Barrio75 present Tacos, Tequila + Telescopes, a special Dark Sky Event in celebration of the Super New Moon and Geminids Meteor Shower! A special lodging rate is available for the weekend. Join us Saturday, December 4th at 6:00 PM in The Backyard for a special presentation with Idaho native and Dark Sky Guide, Chris Anderson, who will guide us through the wonders of the night sky with a telescope and a star projection map. Refreshments* will be served. This event is suitable for all ages. Personal binoculars and telescopes are also welcome. *Cocoa, coffee, cider + cookies included. Tacos, Tequila + more available for purchase at Barrio75. Lodging rates start at $129 per night!