Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Eclipse News

Eclipse chasers blaze trail to small Oregon town

Joe Krenowicz, executive director of the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, gestures toward Mt. Jefferson as the sun rises over Madras, Oregon on June 13, 2017. The first place to experience total darkness as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth will be in Oregon […]

Read more

Officials meet to discuss eclipse

By BRYAN CLARK bclark@postregister.com On the internet See the most complete information about the Great American Eclipse in eastern Idaho at eieclipse.com. State, regional and local officials met for a few hours Tuesday morning at Idaho Falls’ downtown fire station to discuss plans for the August eclipse, […]

Read more

Scouts offering eclipse activities

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.com Nature-oriented eclipse chasers may want to check out several opportunities offered by the Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Teton Council come August. Three campgrounds will be available to the public during eclipse weekend, which is Aug. 18-21. Scout Hollow near Rigby, Treasure Mountain […]

Read more

Expect traffic jams and big crowds for the eclipse

By BILL ROBERTS Idaho Statesman Eclipse madness is surging across Idaho. Businesses within the stripe of Idaho cities and towns where the moon will totally block sunlight on Aug. 21 have one eye on the sky and another on the cash register. Hotels are booked. Porta-potty rentals […]

Read more

ITD prepares for eclipse weekend

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.com The Aug. 21 solar eclipse is expected to impact eastern Idaho’s highway system more than any event in recent history. The Idaho Transportation Department is taking steps to mitigate danger and inconvenience, spokesman Bruce King said. “The more traffic you have on the […]

Read more

Grand Teton to host eclipse speaker series

POST REGISTER Grand Teton National Park is hosting the “Eclipse Across America Speaker Series” this summer to share knowledge and facts about the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. Participating professors and astronomers will demonstrate and share their expertise and years of studying eclipses. Each presentation in the […]

Read more

County releases eclipse info for residents, visitors

By BRYAN CLARK bclark@postregister.com Bonneville County has posted a pair of presentations with important information for local residents and visitors as the August eclipse approaches. “This provides one easy location to answer common questions about the eclipse,” Commissioner Bryon Reed said in a news release. “It works […]

Read more

Eclipse visitors could overload cell towers

By BRYAN CLARK bclark@postregister.com The coming eclipse in August is expected to bring massive crowds to eastern Idaho, where there will be prime opportunities to see the once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event. Estimates of the number of visitors that could arrive in the region range up to half a […]

Read more

NASA comes to Museum of Idaho

By BRYAN CLARK bclark@postregister.com The National Aeronautic and Space Administration is working with the Museum of Idaho to put on a variety of educational events ahead of the August eclipse. The Museum of Idaho is working to install a NASA exhibit called “Space: A Journey to our […]

Read more

Agencies prepare for eclipse weekend

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.com Just as the number of people projected to visit eastern Idaho during the Great Solar Eclipse is unprecedented for the region, so is the strain local public service agencies likely will feel. Idaho Falls Fire Department Chief Dave Hanneman has been told to […]

Read more

Eclipse-chaser coming from Australia

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.com Tens if not hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to eastern Idaho for the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21. Few will travel farther than Terry Cuttle of Queensland, Australia. Australia, about 8,000 miles away from eastern Idaho, is nearly […]

Read more

Arco plans festival for eclipse

By BRYAN CLARK bclark@postregister.com On the internet To read the region’s most extensive coverage on the Great American Eclipse, go to postregister.com/2017-solar-eclipse. Throughout the region, residents and businesses are finding ways to capitalize on the expected massive influx of tourist traffic for the Great American Eclipse. In […]

Read more

Megamovie project to crowdsource eclipse images

By ROBERT SANDERS University of California, Berkeley How to take part Amateur astronomers and knowledgeable photographers who want to contribute to the high-resolution movie can sign up at https://eclipsemega.movie/ for project updates and information about the application process. If selected to participate, they will receive an exclusive […]

Read more

Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer’s total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp. Just touch the stamp with your finger, and the heat transforms the image of the blacked-out sun into the moon. Remove your finger, […]

Read more

Wyoming officials plan for big eclipse crowds

By JOEL FUNK Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A celestial phenomenon is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Wyoming this summer in an event unlike anything else seen in the state’s history. People around the world are clearing their calendars for Aug. 21, when the […]

Read more

Solar eclipse mania spurs festivals, tours, sold-out hotels

By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor Get ready for solar eclipse mania. Destinations in the path of the Aug. 21 eclipse, which will be visible in the U.S. along a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina, are going wild with plans for festivals, concerts and […]

Read more

Casper’s international airport intrigues eclipse chasers

By ARNO ROSENFELD Casper Star-Tribune CASPER, Wyo. — What ties South Africa, the Bahamas, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia to Casper? People and companies from those and 14 other countries have all inquired with the U.S. Customs office in Casper about flying private jets to Natrona County during […]

Read more

Total eclipse to bring hefty profits for local businesses, residents

By LUKE RAMSETH lramseth@postregister.com Pam Allen and her siblings recently planned a trip home in August to watch the solar eclipse and visit their mother in Ammon. The Oregon resident said she checked some hotel prices, as her mom’s place is a little tight to fit everyone. […]

Read more

Wyoming eclipse bill endorsed by House committee

By BOB MOEN Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A state House committee has endorsed a bill to help deal with the expected onslaught of visitors coming to Wyoming to view the total solar eclipse Aug. 21. The House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee endorsed an […]

Read more

Grand Teton, Ketchum land on Times’ travel list

By LUKE RAMSETH lramseth@postregister.com Grand Teton Nation Park landed near the top of the New York Times’ “52 Places to Go in 2017” travel list — and a big reason is the total solar eclipse coming to our region Aug. 21. “The eclipse will cut a diagonal […]

Read more

Officials start prep for 2017 eclipse

By LUKE RAMSETH lramseth@postregister.com Officials on Wednesday began preparing for the “Great American Eclipse” — an event anticipated to bring an overwhelming influx of visitors to the greater Idaho Falls region. Nearly 50 representatives from cities and counties stretching from Swan Valley to Blackfoot met in the […]

Read more

Eastern Idaho expected to be a top eclipse destination

By LUKE RAMSETH lramseth@postregister.com In just over eight months, a crush of people will descend on eastern Idaho — likely more than the region has ever hosted at once. They will come here because it’s expected to be among the best places in the nation to view […]

Read more

2017 eclipse attendance so far anyone’s guess

By LUKE RAMSETH lramseth@postregister.com Nobody is sure just how many people will flock to a narrow band of eastern Idaho next summer to view the “Great American Eclipse.” But it will be a lot — enough to cause traffic jams, overrun local businesses and overwhelm emergency services […]

Read more
if-chamber-logo   if-logo   post register museum of idaho