Total Solar Eclipse
On August 21, 2017, a Total Solar Eclipse will be seen across the United States.
Communities around the state of Wyoming and across the nation will host celebrations. Visitors are strongly encouraged to plan ahead. For more information about the total solar eclipse, please visit NASA's official website. Click here.
Wyoming Business Council: Space Phenomenon Promises Sunny Economic Impact for Wyoming
January 30, 2017 - Communities across the state are working hard to make sure visitors enjoy their stay and keep coming back long after the show in the sky ends.
The first total eclipse to traverse the United States from sea to shining sea in nearly a century will pass through the heart of Wyoming – including portions of 11 counties and the towns of Lusk, Torrington, Guernsey, Casper, Douglas Riverton, Thermopolis and Jackson.
To find the story online, please visit wyomingbusiness.org.
2017 Solar Eclipse Glasses Available from Wyoming Stargazing
TSE Glasses Wyoming Stargazing has solar glasses appropriate for the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse available for purchase. The Jackson Hole-themed glasses will be great souvenirs for visitors and locals experiencing the once-in-a-lifetime event. Wyoming Stargazing is a Jackson based 501(c)3 nonprofit offering these glasses as a fundraiser to purchase better equipment for the eclipse events they will be hosting and for the other public astronomy programs they offer throughout the year. The glasses are currently available at a discounted bulk rate (100+) of $3/pair. For more information, please contact Samuel Singer, PhD Founder and Executive Director of Wyoming Stargazing, 1.844.WYO.STAR or email@example.com. Visit www.wyomingstargazing.org.
Jackson Hole Prepares for Increased Eclipse Visitation
The Chamber participated in a community exercise focused on planning for the "Great American Eclipse" June 29-30, 2016. Learn more from Teton County Emergency Management's press release. Click here.
KIFI Local News 8 spoke with Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs and Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Jeff Golightly on July 13, 2016. See the video listed above and find the story on the KIFI website, click here.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide spoke with Rich and Jeff for a story on August 17, 2016. Jeff cautioned, "We’ve heard of hotels that sold out two years ago." He added, "There will be no bargains at that time.” To find the story online, please click here.
Wyoming Communities Plan to Welcome Visitors
Looking for information about the best places in the Cowboy State to enjoy the eclipse? Check out the Wyoming Office of Tourism webpage! The following information was taken from their microsite dedicated to the eclipse, www.travelwyoming.com/view-eclipse.
Casper Eclipse: At 5,500 feet above sea level, the wide open skies in Casper stretch from the mountain skyline as far as the eye can see. And in mid-August, low humidity, variable winds and an 85% probability of clear skies means that the only place you won’t find incredible views of this once-in-a-lifetime event is indoors. For more information, please visit eclipsecasper.com.
Astrocon 2017 Convention: Will be held at the Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre in Casper, Wyoming, Wednesday, August 16th through Saturday, August 19th, 2017. In addition to the lectures/presentations and workshops, are social events: the Star-B-Q and Gala Awards Banquet including a special keynote speaker. Well-known vendors will also be on hand to display a multitude of astronomical products and provide expert advice.
Wind River Country (Riverton & Lander):
Wind River Eclipse: Witness the Great American Eclipse in Wyoming’s wild and culturally rich Wind River Country. The path of totality passes right through Wind River Country—Fremont County, Wyoming. Immerse yourself in Native American culture and Western history while the moon passes before the sun. Stand at the base of immense rock walls while nature’s most awe-inspiring phenomenon unfolds. Experience dusk at noon from the saddle. Witness the Great American Eclipse from a Wyoming mountaintop with family or friends at your side. Explore Wyoming’s Wind River Country in the exciting days leading up to the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017, while the moon casts its shadow on the Earth, and in the glowing days that follow. Learn more at www.windrivereclipse.org.
Wyoming State Parks:
State Parks Eclipse: Several Wyoming State Parks are located within the 100-mile wide area of totality, Boysen State Park, Hot Springs State Park, Edness K. Wilkins State Park, Glendo State Park and Guernsey State Pak. In fact, Glendo State Park is located right in the middle of the line of greatest duration. The eclipse is expected to take place in the EKW, Glendo, Guernsey areas at approximately 10:20am.