Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Events Around Eastern Idaho

Jun
28
Wed
SPACE: A Journey to Our Future @ Museum of Idaho
Jun 28 – Nov 30 all-day

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.

Aug. 18:
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: demonstrations: “NASA’s Eyes” with Kevin Hussey (manager, Visualization Technology Applications and Development, JPL)
10 a.m. and 11 a.m.: presentations: “NASA Missions: Future Concepts for Exploration” with Dr. Randii Wessen (lead study architect for JPL’s
Innovation Foundry’s A-Team)
1 p.m. and 2 p.m. presentations: “Visualizing Astronomical Phenomenon” with Carter Emmart (director of astrovisualization at the American
Museum of Natural History)
3 p.m. and 4 p.m. presentations: “Through the Rings of Saturn and Beyond!” with Kevin Hussey (manager, Visualization Technology Applications and Development, JPL)

Aug. 19:
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: demonstrations: “NASA’s Eyes” with Kevin Hussey (manager, Visualization Technology Applications and Development, JPL)
10 a.m. and 11 a.m.: presentations: “NASA’s Roadmap to Mars” with Dr. James Green (director, Planetary Science Division, NASA)
1 p.m. and 2 p.m. presentations: “NASA Missions: Future Concepts for Exploration” with Dr. Randii Wessen  (lead study architect for JPL’s
Innovation Foundry’s A-Team)
3 p.m. and 4 p.m.: presentations: “Visualizing Astronomical Phenomenon”:  with Carter Emmart (director of astrovisualization at the American
Museum of Natural History)

Aug. 20

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: demonstrations: “NASA’s Eyes” with Kevin Hussey (manager, Visualization Technology Applications and Development, JPL)
10 a.m. and 11 a.m.: presentations: “NASA’s Roadmap to Mars” with Dr. James Green (director, Planetary Science Division, NASA)
1 p.m. and 2 p.m. presentations: “Visualizing Astronomical Phenomenon” with Carter Emmart (director of astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History)
3 p.m. and 4 p.m.: presentations: “NASA Missions: Future Concepts for Exploration” with Dr. Randii Wessen  (lead study architect for JPL’s Innovation Foundry’s A-Team)

Aug. 21

10:15 a.m. to 12:58 p.m.: outside the Museum – Total Solar Eclipse – Commentary before and during by Dr. James Green.
The Museum will be closed during the eclipse to give everyone an opportunity to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: demonstrations: “NASA’s Eyes” with Kevin Hussey (manager, Visualization Technology Applications and Development, JPL).

On Aug. 20 and 21, we will be joined by Richard Stember and Anna Morris, both official members of NASA’s Solar System Ambassador program. Both will be bringing equipment, their expertise and enthusiasm to work with the public in Idaho Falls.

Jul
27
Thu
“Science from the Sky: Using Satellite Observation to Study National Parks” – Bob Van Gundy @ Colter Bay Amphitheater
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MOOSE, WY- Grand Teton National Park is hosting an Eclipse Across America Speaker Series this summer to share  knowledge and amazing facts about the upcoming total solar eclipse.  Participating professors and astronomers will demonstrate and share their expertise and years of studying eclipses.  Each presentation in the series is intended to increase participants understanding of many aspects of this spectacular event taking place in our sky Aug. 21.  Topics will include the how and why of the eclipse phenomenon, safety aspects, viewing and photographing the event and telescope usage.

Aug
1
Tue
Eclipse Meeting @ Driggs, ID
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aug
3
Thu
“Science from the Sky: Using Satellite Observation to Study National Parks” – Bob Van Gundy @ Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MOOSE, WY- Grand Teton National Park is hosting an Eclipse Across America Speaker Series this summer to share  knowledge and amazing facts about the upcoming total solar eclipse.  Participating professors and astronomers will demonstrate and share their expertise and years of studying eclipses.  Each presentation in the series is intended to increase participants understanding of many aspects of this spectacular event taking place in our sky Aug. 21.  Topics will include the how and why of the eclipse phenomenon, safety aspects, viewing and photographing the event and telescope usage.

Aug
8
Tue
Eclipse Meeting @ Driggs, ID
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aug
10
Thu
“Moments of Darkness – The History & Science of Solar Eclipses” – Bob Hoyle @ Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MOOSE, WY- Grand Teton National Park is hosting an Eclipse Across America Speaker Series this summer to share  knowledge and amazing facts about the upcoming total solar eclipse.  Participating professors and astronomers will demonstrate and share their expertise and years of studying eclipses.  Each presentation in the series is intended to increase participants understanding of many aspects of this spectacular event taking place in our sky Aug. 21.  Topics will include the how and why of the eclipse phenomenon, safety aspects, viewing and photographing the event and telescope usage.

Aug
14
Mon
Eclipses @ Madison Library District
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Astronomer Allan Morton will share his knowledge on eclipses and afterwards, will help us create a simple, safe way to view the total eclipse next week. All materials will be supplied.

Aug
15
Tue
Eclipse Meeting @ Driggs, ID
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Lost in the Stars @ Madison Library District
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Can’t find your way around the night sky. After this program, it will start to feel like home. Join librarian and former National Park Service night sky ranger Catherine Stanton for this basic introduction to astronomy.

Aug
16
Wed
Eclipse Historical Experiments 2017 @ Driggs, ID
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm

Library Event

Aug
17
Thu
2017 Mackay Idaho Solar Eclipse Campout @ City of Mackay
Aug 17 – Aug 22 all-day
Gem State Entertainment proudly presents the 2017 MACKAY IDAHO SOLAR ECLIPSE CAMPOUT, Aug 17-22, in the path of totality! This family friendly event features camping, live music, art, Frisbee golf, mobile planetarium, food, vendors and more! With tickets starting at just $80, this is something you don’t want to miss! For tickets, go here 24tix.com/es/phzjst/20q
Stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook and Instagram. For additional information about the event or tickets, go to gemstateentertainment.com or call 208-931-1417.
GeoFest @ Driggs City Plaza
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
TREC Eclipse Fundraiser @ Driggs City Plaza
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In the works… Fundraiser for TREC

It’s Just A Phase @ Madison Library District
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for stories and experiments as we get to know our smaller sister planet in a whole new light. Join librarian and former National Park Service night sky ranger Catherine Stanton for this exploration of science and myth.

Aug
18
Fri
Eclipse weekend meals @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Aug 18 – Aug 21 all-day

Trinity United Methodist Church, which backs up to the Museum of Idaho, will be serving meals eclipse weekend.

Breakfast served 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Breakfast plates includes scrambled eggs, sausage links, hashbrowns and pancakes. The cost is $8 per plate.

Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Lunch plates include hamburgers at $7 per plate, pulled pork at $7 per plate or hot dogs with chips and coleslaw at $6 per plate.

Dinner served 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dinner plates include spaghetti with meat sauce, french bread, salad and desserts. Cost is $10 per plate.

There is also bottled water at $2 per bottle, Popsicles at $1 and soda at $3.

Questions can be directed to Rev. Ruth Marsh at 208-419-7870 or by email at revruthmarsh@gmail.com.

Real Hauntings of East Idaho @ Skyline High School
Aug 18 – Aug 21 all-day

Experience east Idaho’s real hauntings with paranormal investigator Scott Brian.

Do you believe in ghosts? Come join us to learn about east Idaho’s real hauntings. Archaeologist and paranormal investigator Scott Brian will share ghostly stories and evidence from his most incredible paranormal investigations over the past 10 years. In 2007, Scott founded the Southeast Idaho Paranormal Organization (SEIPO), which has conducted investigations all over Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah.

At the presentation, hear and see about: The Haunted Demolition Derby Car, the woman of Albion, the crying baby house of Bannack, the basement child at the Rogers Hotel and SEIPO’s number one most haunted location! After the presentation, meet Scott Brian and the SEIPO team.

Buy tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/real-hauntings-of-east-idaho-tickets-35110338969.

Farmers Market @ Driggs City Plaza
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Eclipse Speaker Series with Randii Wessen @ Colonial Theater
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The VIP reception runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with an evening lecture proceeding at 7 p.m. Aug. 18’s lecture features Dr. Randii Wessen “NASA Missions: Future Concepts for Exploration.”

Eric Edleman, SLOOH astronomer, presents “Starlight and Darkness: Idaho’s 21st Century Total Solar Eclipse” @ Stanley Museum
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bronco Bull Riding @ Teton Valley Fair Grounds
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Frank Close “Eclipse – Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon” @ Libaray Driggs, ID
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“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.

http://www.frankclose.net/Welcome.html

Star Party @ Madison Library District
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join astronomer Allan Morton for a peek through the telescope lens at the wonder of our night sky. If you have a telescope, bring it to share with others. The more, the better the party.

Aug
19
Sat
Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race @ Snake River
Aug 19 all-day

The Duck Race, organized by the Idaho Falls Rotary Club, includes various pre-race activities, food vendors and events that will be held on the west side of the river on River Parkway leading up to the duck drop scheduled for 4 p.m.

Proceeds from the race will go toward the development of the city’s newest park – Heritage Park – along the beautiful Snake River. Purchase your ducks online atwww.duckrace.com/idahofalls or the day of the race.

Come for the eclipse and enjoy the Duck Race the Saturday before!

RV Camping Idaho Solar Eclipse 2017 – Jefferson School District 251 @ Rigby High School
Aug 19 – Aug 22 all-day

Jefferson School District 251 would like to invite you to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse here in Rigby, Idaho. According to GreatAmericanEclipse.com, the Snake River Valley is one of the top 10 places in the country to view the eclipse. The duration of totality in Rigby will be two minutes and 19 seconds, one of the largest viewing times in the country. So come and enjoy the eclipse, Rigby and the greater Yellowstone area while supporting the local children. All of the proceeds from this event will go to support our nine schools in Jefferson County.

The school district will be opening up dry RV camping for the eclipse. Camping reservations are for three nights. Check in starts at noon Aug. 19 and check out is noon Aug. 22. Your ticket includes access to the football stadium for comfortable viewing of the eclipse and free busing to and from Rigby Eclipse Day activities on Main Street and back to Rigby High School. The pick-up and drop-off locations will be posted on the district webpage.

This ticket reserves one 20′ X 50′ dry camping/viewing space with a unique bar code that will be scanned at the event’s entrance. Do not duplicate your ticket. If a copy of this ticket is made, the first scanned ticket will allow entry and any subsequent tickets will be denied access. Event staff can verify the legitimate buyer by checking photo ID; all customers should bring a credit card and photo ID to the event. No exchanges, refunds and/or rainchecks. All reservations are final.

Rules and Regulations: By purchasing this ticket, you and your party agree to the following rules and regulations.

  • Check-in and check-out times
  • No alcohol, drugs, smoking/vaping or weapons are allowed on school grounds.
  • No ATVs off trailers
  • No tent camping
  • No unruly behavior
  • No littering
  • No fires or charcoal fires
  • No driving on schoolyards and grass
  • Speed limit for school grounds is 15 mph
  • Dogs must be on a leash and owner is responsible for cleaning up after their animals.
  • All RVs and vehicles must be parked in their designated spot.
  • Campers will keep campsites clean.
  • Quiet hours from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. No generators during this time.
  • The holder of this ticket assumes all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm or loss of property sustained while attending this attraction, for themselves and party members, and waives all rights to lay claim for damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after attending the attraction.

Jefferson Joint School District 251 and its officers reserve the right to decline, suspend or otherwise cancel the service provided under extraordinary circumstances, including but not limited to violation of campus rules, violation of local, state, or federal laws, circumstances relating to the safety of any guest or employee and/or acts of nature. Owners will be towed at their expense, by Stallings Towing, 208-339-4869. Failure to follow campsite rules and regulations will result in the contacting of local law enforcement and a fine by the school district.

Artisans Fair @ Driggs City Plaza
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm
Eclipse Mutt Strut 5k Walk/Run @ Idaho Falls, ID
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Snake River Animal Shelter’s 10th annual Mutt Strut will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Snake River Landing, 901 Pier View Drive in Idaho Falls. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. and the 5k walk/run starts at 10 a.m. The Mutt Strut is a fundraiser that benefits homeless animals in need at the Snake River Animal Shelter. This family fun event starts with a refreshing walk/run with or without your pooch and ends with games, prizes and a fabulous raffle!

Eclipse Speaker Series with James Green @ Colonial Theater
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The VIP reception runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with an evening lecture proceeding at 7 p.m. Aug. 19’s lecture features Dr. James Green “The Martian: Science Fiction and Science Fact.”

Brothers Osborne Tour @ Sandy Downs
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm

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.

Bronco Bull Riding @ Teton Valley Fair Grounds
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
20
Sun
Eclipse Speaker Series with Carter Emmart
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:45 pm

The VIP reception runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with an evening lecture proceeding at 7 p.m. Aug. 20’s lecture features Carter Emmart “The Biggest Picture, So Far…”

TVF Concert @ Victor, ID
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In works… Will update with more info

Night of Star Gazing @ Tetonia, ID
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Star Gazing with Shane Mayer – Gawlik Aldrich Astronomical Society.

The Eclipse Tour with A Few More Bricks @ Civic Auditorium
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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.

Aug
21
Mon
ECLIPSE DAY! @ Teton County
Aug 21 all-day

Partial phase start: 10:16:27AM Totality Start: 11:34:21AM

Cycle Greater Yellowstone Race @ Victor, ID
Aug 21 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Dreamcatcher BnB Eclipse Brunch and Viewing! @ Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Brunch and Eclipse viewing!

Totality Awesome Rigby Eclipse Watch Street Fair @ Rigby
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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.

Solar Viewing of the Eclipse @ Driggs, ID
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Shane Mayer-Gawlik – Montana Space Grant Consortium Aldrich Astronomical Society

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