John Goar is the volunteer "Dark Ranger" at Olympic National Park who leads the public telescope programs. John is a member of the Olympic Astronomical Society, an astronomy club that meets monthly in Bremerton, Washington. John is also a certified Master Observer by the Astronomical League. John has led telescope programs at Hurricane Ridge since 2010. For his efforts, he was awarded the George & Helen Hartzog Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2016.
John is assisted by ranger Tracy Beals and several other volunteer Dark Rangers. Next summer look for Linda Kahananui, Ethan Gregory, Mike Reitmajer and Battle Point Astronomical Association board member Nels Johansen and their telescopes on the ridge.
Questions can be sent by e-mail to John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Astronomy at Hurricane Ridge is brought to you by the Olympic Dark Rangers!
Olympic Telescope Staff
Artwork Credit: Tyler Nordgren
Dark Ranger Tracy
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Dark Ranger at Olympic National Park? Contact John for information and apply.
Dark Ranger John
Dark Ranger Nels
Dark Ranger Mike
Here are some cool website links that you might like:
International Dark-Sky Association