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.

Aug
17
Thu
Overnight camping locations @ Idaho Falls
Aug 17 @ 12:00 am – Aug 21 @ 12:00 am

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.

Aug
18
Fri
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.”

Aug
19
Sat
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.

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…”

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
Free eclipse viewing locations @ Idaho Falls
Aug 21 all-day

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.

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