Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Events Around Eastern Idaho

Aug
18
Fri
“Chasing Light: An Exploration of the American Landscape” author signing @ Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm

A program and book signing with Frank Lee Ruggles will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 to 20, at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at 11 a.m. Ruggles’ book, “Chasing Light: An Exploration of the American Landscape,” is a testament to the beauty and wonder of our national parks, as he traveled to all 50 states and hiked over 15,000 miles to capture award-winning photographs of these special places.

Aug
19
Sat
“American Eclipse” with David Baron @ Colter Bay Amphitheater
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

He will be speaking about his book, “American Eclipse,” which tells the story of Wyoming’s previous great eclipse in 1878. After the program, he will be available for questions and book signing. In addition, telescopes will be set up until midnight for participants to view stars, galaxies, nebulae, and other celestial objects.

“Women’s Work: Mathy Maidens Solving Spaces’ Perplexing Problems” @ Gros Ventre Campground Amphitheater
Aug 19 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

This program explores the history of the women who did the mathematical heavy lifting that mapped the universe and put man on the moon. After the program, telescopes will be set up until midnight for participants to view stars, galaxies, nebulae and other celestial objects.

Aug
20
Sun
Ranger Program @ Gros Ventre Campground
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This one hour program will be a walk around the solar system.

“Syzgy: The Science, History and Mythology of Three Collinear Points” with Kevin Poe @ Gros Ventre Campground Amphitheater
Aug 20 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

His program, “Syzygy: The Science, History, and Mythology of 3 Collinear Points,” explores the “how” and “why” of eclipses and how these infrequent events have profoundly shaped humanity. After the program, telescopes will be set up until midnight for participants to view stars, galaxies, nebulae and other celestial objects.

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