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
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.

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
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!

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.

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.

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