Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Events Around Eastern Idaho

Aug
18
Fri
Star parties @ Craters of the Moon Caves Area
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:00 pm

Craters of the Moon hosts stargazing parties at 9 p.m. each night. Visit nps.gov/crmo or call 208-527-1330.

Aug
19
Sat
“Eclipses, Transits and the Search for Life” @ Craters of the Moon
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On Aug. 19, Steve Howell, a NASA scientist, presents “Eclipses, Transits and the Search for Life” at 9 p.m. at Craters of the Moon. He will discuss the discovery of exoplanets. Visit nps.gov/crmo or call 208-527-1330.

Aug
20
Sun
“In the Shadow of the Moon” @ Craters of the Moon
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On Aug. 20, Brian Day, a NASA scientist, visits to discuss the solar eclipse at 1 p.m. He will discuss what to look for, the exact happenings and where your next opportunities to view a solar eclipse will be.Visit nps.gov/crmo or call 208-527-1330.

Aug
21
Mon
High altitude balloon project discussion @ Craters of the Moon
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

On Aug. 21, the USC team of astronautical engineers and professor Michael Kezirian prepare for their launch of a HAB (high altitude balloon). Preparation begins at 8:30 a.m. with deployment at 10:30 a.m. This event takes place at Bottolfsen Park in Arco. Visit nps.gov/crmo or call 208-527-1330.

Safe eclipse viewing discussion @ Craters of the Moon Visitors Center
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

On Aug. 21, eclipse viewing glasses are for purchase at the Craters of the Moon Visitors Center, 1266 Craters Loop Road in Arco, where they will discuss safe viewing of the solar eclipse beginning around 10 a.m. This event begins at 9:30 a.m.

Craters of the Moon announcement @ Arco, ID
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

On Aug. 21, Wade Vagias, superintendent of Craters of the Moon, will make a special announcement at 1 p.m. at Bottolfsen Park in Arco. Visit Visit nps.gov/crmo or call 208-527-1330.

Space science exhibition @ Arco, ID
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

On Aug. 21, there will be display and information stations with information on spectrometers, exoplanets, Korean astronomy and a simulated volcanic eruption. These displays are open from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Bottolfsen Park in Arco. Visit nps.gov/crmo or call 208-527-1330.

Family friendly activities @ Arco, ID
Aug 21 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On Aug. 21, Lunar Ranger patches will be available from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Craters of the Moon Campground Amphitheater. There will be activities for both parents and children. Visit nps.gov/crmo or call 208-527-1330.

NASA presentation @ Craters of the Moon
Aug 21 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On Aug. 21, NASA scientist and ISU volcanologist Scott Hughes presents space science research at the Craters of the Moon Campground Amphitheater. This event runs from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Visit nps.gov/crmo or call 208-527-1330.

Aug
24
Thu
“View the Sun from the Moon” @ Craters of the Moon Visitor Center
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm

On Aug. 24 and 25, Craters of the Moon hosts “View the Sun from the Moon” at their visitors center, 1266 Craters Loop Road in Arco, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event includes solar glasses and filtered solar telescopes to learn more about our sun. Visit nps.gov/crmo or call 208-527-1330.

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