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 By Troy Carpenter    News    April 8, 2020

Rare celestial phenomenon over Goldendale

Troy Carpenter, administrator at the Goldendale Observatory, sent this picture and explanation Monday: A rarity occurred in the sky last week; Planet...


Observatory reopens

Goldendale Observatory reopens permanently on Friday, Feb. 28. This isn't a "Grand Opening" and no ceremony is planned; we're just finally getting bac...


Total lunar eclipse coming

This region has been fortunate over the past few years in bearing witness to multiple beautiful lunar eclipses. However, the streak ends on Sunday,...

 By Troy Carpenter    News    June 14, 2017

Night Sky Lit Up: The skies over Goldendale Shone with reare Norther Lights two weeks ago.

On Tuesday, May 23, a relatively weak solar flare unleashed a coronal mass ejection in the general direction of Earth. This eruption of high energy...


Clouds scatter to allow viewing of eclipse at the Goldendale Observatory

The partial solar eclipse started out barely visible due to clouds, then it began pouring rain. This scared away most of our visitors at the Goldend...

 By Troy Carpenter    News    June 11, 2014

Northern Lights shine over Goldendale

In the early hours of June 8, planet Earth was indirectly struck by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), a vast cloud of ionized hydrogen and helium that... Full story


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