The Museum of Idaho will be showing the exhibit SPACE: A Journey to Our Future from the end of June through November 2017. Additionally, the Museum of Idaho has been designated as an official NASA viewing site for the eclipse and will have representatives from NASA and JPL in the exhibit from August 18-21st.
Sandy Downs, Idaho Falls Raceway (Noise Park) and South Tourist Park are designated as overnight camping areas.
While Sandy Downs and Idaho Falls Raceway will only be opened to overnight camping during the eclipse weekend (Aug. 17 – Aug. 21), South Tourist Park subsequently will be designated as a permanent pay-to-stay campground. The non-residential camping fee for Sandy Downs and Idaho Falls Raceway is $100 per night with a three night minimum. Visit events.regtix.com/lalcamping.htm to register. There will be no refunds.
Idaho Falls residents can make reservations by visiting the Recreation Center at 520 Memorial Drive The cost is $50 per night.
For South Tourist Park reservations, call 208-612-8480 during regular business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding Federal Holidays.
In the works… Fundraiser for TREC
“Eclipse – Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon”, which is about my lifelong fascination with eclipses, together with suggestions on where to see it in the USA, and how to experience the eclipse effectively. I could talk about that and focus also on how best to view the eclipse, what will happen, what to look out for, what precautions to take to avoid eye damage etc. Frank Close who is a particle physicist, author and speaker has agreed to do an author’s reading in the library.
Academy of Country Music Awards Vocal Duo of the Year and New Vocal Duo of the Year, Brothers Osborne will perform Aug. 19 at Sandy Downs. Colt Ford will open. Early bird tickets are $25. General admission tickets are $30. Standing room tickets are $35. Limited VIP packages are available for $100. Presale tickets are available at www.livealittleproductions.com. On-site tickets are available at all Broulim’s locations.
In works… Will update with more info
Star Gazing with Shane Mayer – Gawlik Aldrich Astronomical Society.
A Few More Bricks will be performing “The Eclipse Tour”, an eclipse themed Pink Floyd show at the Civic Auditorium the evening before, on Sunday August 20th at 7 PM. Tickets will be available at www.afmbtickets.com, reserved seating available April 25 until the day of the show.
Partial phase start: 10:16:27AM Totality Start: 11:34:21AM
The following parks are accommodating additional guests for the eclipse viewing: the Old Butte Soccer Complex, Freeman Park, Community Park and Tautphaus Park. These parks are not open for overnight stay.
Brunch and Eclipse viewing!
Just once every 450 years, the skies above our area darken with a total eclipse.
The Great American Eclipse will cast its shadow across the continent Aug. 21, 2017, and there might be no better place to view it than here in east Idaho. Our dry, high desert summers, with clear blue skies, give sky watchers one of the best chances to see a truly once in a lifetime event.
Local officials expect anywhere from 10,000 to more than 100,000 people from around the world to crowd in to our region for two or three days to witness this rare astronomical event. Area hotels are already booked completely full, and governments are preparing for temporary camping grounds, RV parks and emergency services to handle such a large crowd.
What better opportunity is there to show your products to new customers? The Jefferson Star will host a Main Street vendor fair, Totality Awesome Eclipse Watch, to coincide with the eclipse from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Artisan/craft market, food, entertainment. Contact Earlene or Gerri at 208-745-8701 for booth information. Space is limited and will sell quickly.
Shane Mayer-Gawlik – Montana Space Grant Consortium Aldrich Astronomical Society