VIEW OUTER SPACE FROM OUR OPEN SPACE
For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse (TSE) is coming to Wyoming. On August 21, 2017 the eclipse will make its way across the beautiful Wyoming skies. Astronomers, eclipse enthusiasts and travelers from around the world are making their plans to convene in Wyoming to experience one of the most breathtaking sights on earth in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Click here for an interactive map
The eclipse’s path of totality will make its way through the entire central region of Wyoming as it spans more than 365 miles— from the east side of the state through the north end of Sublette County and Pinedale to Wilson and Jackson on the west side of the state—providing visitors the opportunity to see this natural phenomenon in some of the nation's most stunning landscapes. Areas directly under the path will experience the eclipse for approximately two-and-a-half minutes, while it will be viewable for a lesser duration of time in communities located roughly 30 - 50 miles from the center of totality, but still in the eclipse’s path.
With wide-open spaces, the lowest light population in the country and abundant public land access Wyoming is the perfect destination for viewing the eclipse.
For useful information to help make your experience safe and enjoyable, visit https://www.blm.gov/node/11354.
Events so far include:
- Museum of the Mountain Man will have an ongoing TSE exhibit.
- Sublette County Library educational programs
- Sound Check free concert in the park
- Free Family Movie night in the park-- Guardians of the Galaxy!
Friday August 18th:
A presenter from the Lowell Observatory at the Museum of the Mountain Man, 1-5 PM
Saturday August 19th:
Solar Science Stations at the Museum of the Mtn Man, 11 AM - 5 PM
Sublette BOCES' Inflatable Space Lab
Pinedale Fine Arts Council Summer Music Series at American Legion Park featuring 'The Deer' with special guest Lonesome Heroes and Whippoorwill. Music starts at 5:30 PM.
Sunday August 20th:
Sublette BOCES free family movie in the park is Guardians of the Galaxy! The movie starts at 9:00 PM. Bring a blanket to sit on.
Monday August 21st:
Total Solar Eclipse happens! Find your open space to watch this historical event!
Total Solar Eclipse viewing glasses and info booklets will be available for purchase throughout the community at these locations while supplies last:
- Sublette County Visitor Center (Glasses and booklets)
- Museum of the Mountain Man (Glasses and booklets)
- Great Outdoor Shop (Glasses)
- USFS, BTNF Pinedale Ranger Station (Glasses and booklets)
- Daniel Junction (Glasses)
Don’t forget to join the social conversation by using #PinedaleEclipseFest #VisitPinedale #VisitSubletteCounty #ThatsWY and #WYSkies to share your adventures and follow others.
Sublette Chamber of Commerce & County Visitor Center. 19 East Pine Street in Pinedale. (307) 367-2242. firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit: Map data for the path of totality and duration was created by Michael Zeiler with Great American Eclipse
- Date & Time
Friday, August 18 to Monday, August 21, 2017
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