Total Solar Eclipse
On August 21, 2017, a Total Solar Eclipse swept across the United States.
Eclipse Visitors Experienced Western Hospitality and Smooth Operations in Jackson Hole
The Total Solar Eclipse that swept across the country on Monday, August 21 drew astronomy fans, curious families, photographers, and others to Jackson Hole. With staff trained and ready, the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce spent that last few days welcoming over 25,000 visitors at their three visitor centers, Home Ranch Welcome Center, the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, and the Administrative Offices on Broadway.
Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Vice President Rick Howe, IOM commented, “We had an incredible mix of guests from all over the world. Most had planned their trips years out and were here to celebrate. We saw a vast majority try to experience the eclipse in the national parks and forests which left the town viewing sites an eclectic mix of scientists, fanatics, and awe inspired first timers.” Read more.
Eclipse News and Stories
- Jackson Hole News&Guide Total Eclipse Feature Stories: www.jhnewsandguide.com/solar-eclipse
- TravelStorys: Hear Stories of the Eclipse!
National Geographic photographer Ken Geiger captured this photo over the Tetons.
Jackson Hole News&Guide Photographger Bradly J. Boner captured this photo over Jackson Town Square.
Recycle Your Eclipes Glasses
Do you have a pair of eclipse glasses that you'd like to be recycled? Local businesses and individuals are collecting used eclipse glasses to be sent Astronomers Without Borders. To visit their website and find a mailing address, click here.