Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Events Around Eastern Idaho

Apr
18
Tue
Astronomy in the Upper Valley @ Madison Library District
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Astronomer Allan Morton will share stories and insights from a long line of local astronomers.

May
8
Mon
Eclipse Town Hall Meeting @ Wildwood Room
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In the spring of 2017, the Multiverse education team from the University of California, Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory will travel the path of the upcoming Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, sponsored by Google Making & Science. Our intent for this educational tour is to partner with a variety of public service providers and other key stakeholders from communities that lie within the eclipse path in order to host local town hall meetings and public forums to help these communities best prepare for this one-time natural phenomenon that will attract thousands of visitors.

Overnight camping areas
May 8 @ 8:14 pm – 9:14 pm
Jun
24
Sat
“The Eclipse of a Generation – Don’t Get Left Out of the Dark” – Angela Speck @ Colter Bay Visitor Center
Jun 24 @ 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.

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
10
Mon
“The All-American Eclipse: Come for the Sun, Stay for the Stars” – Tyler Nordgren @ Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
Jul 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.

Jul
11
Tue
“The All-American Eclipse: Come for the Sun, Stay for the Stars” – Tyler Nordgren @ Colter Bay Visitor Center
Jul 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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.
Jul
20
Thu
“Moments of Darkness – The History & Science of Solar Eclipses” – Bob Hoyle @ Colter Bay Amphitheater
Jul 20 @ 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.
Jul
21
Fri
Cindy Pinnock Solar Eclipse and Fine Art @ Post Register
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cindy Pinnock hosts an art gallery in the halls of the Post Register through Aug. 28. The PR building is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Jul
26
Wed
Eclipse 2017: Community Night for Residents @ Civic Auditorium
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is an informational meeting for residents and business owners/managers in Bonneville County to learn about the eclipse and how to prepare for the opportunities and challenges of a the large influx of visitors.  Attendees will hear from city and county officials about public safety plans, traffic and communication, as well as an astronomer.  Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity or Q&A.

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.

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