Teton Eclipse News Volume 1

Hot off the press from our May 24, 2017 event – you can read all about it – here and in the PDF version ideal for downloading Eclipse Newspaper for May 24 Community Event and printing for you or your employees to study up and know what’s happening and where to go.

 

 

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EVENT UPDATE: TODAY & TONIGHT – GOING TOTAL with TETON ECLIPSE

WHILE THE EVENING IS SOLD OUT- FEEL FREE TO CHECK OUT OUR LOBBY SCENE & MEET LOCAL LAND MANAGERS, EMERGENCY PLANNERS, NON-PROFIT PARTNERS & MORE!

DETAILS: DATE | TIME | HOSTS

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Venue: Center for the Arts – lobby and theatre  

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Stakeholder Presentation:  3 pm – 5 pm

Teton County: are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?

-followed by-

Community Presentation: 5 pm – 9 pm

The Total Solar Eclipse:  not just for geeks and bearded men with telescopes

Hosted By: The Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming

In Partnership With: Stakeholders & Friends

Admission: Free, Ticketed

AGENDA | RUN OF SHOW for FIRST & SECOND SEPARATE EVENTS

Afternoon Event: Teton Eclipse for Businesses/Stakeholders

3:00 – 4:00 pm Educational Presentation By Dr. Kate Russo (60mins/15 mins Q&A)

4:00 – 4:30 pm Discussion/Q&A with Panel

-break/prep for second engagement

BE SURE TO STOP BY CAFE GENEVIEVE’s CATERING TRUCK OUTSIDE FOR A SNACK DURING THE BREAK OR FOR THOSE ARRIVING AT THE EVENING EVENT! 

Evening/ Headline Event: A Total Community Event

5:00-6:00 pm Open House and Information Sharing at Dedicated Booths hosted by Stakeholders with Cash Bar and Genevieve Catering Food Purchase Available via Truck Outside! 

INFORMATION BOOTHS |  Forest Service, Park Service, Emergency Service, Public Health, Town of Jackson and Teton County Wyoming Teton Eclipse, TVA & Jackson Hole Airport with support from community partners including:

Friends of Pathways – using alternative modes of transportation will be critical for locals and visitors

pARTners – celebrate the sun, moon and stars with a wonderful art project from local non-profit!

PAWS of Jackson Hole – there will be more mutt mitts needed at eclipse time!

6:00-8:00 pm Presenting Dr. Kate Russo, Stakeholders with closeout Q&A with a panel of stakeholders

8:00-9:00 pm Celebrate: Return to Lobby for cash bar and reception amidst live music from Jazz Foundation Jackson Hole providing entertainment for all!  

PANEL DISCUSSION   | featuring Public Lands, Law Enforcement, Public Health & More!

 

Teton Eclipse Community Event – A Closer Look

With the Teton Eclipse Total Community Event at the Jackson Hole Center For the Arts two days from today- this Wednesday, May 24 (remember 2 events – one in the afternoon and one in the evening), here’s a quick update from the Town of Jackson and Teton County Eclipse planning corner.

 

DETAILS: DATE | TIME | HOSTS

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Venue: Center for the Arts – lobby and theatre  

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Stakeholder Presentation:  3 pm – 5 pm

Teton County: are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?

-followed by-

Community Presentation: 5 pm – 9 pm

The Total Solar Eclipse:  not just for geeks and bearded men with telescopes

Hosted By: The Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming

In Partnership With: Stakeholders & Friends

Admission: Free, Ticketed

AGENDA | RUN OF SHOW for FIRST & SECOND SEPARATE EVENTS

Afternoon Event: Teton Eclipse for Businesses/Stakeholders

3:00 – 4:00 pm Educational Presentation By Dr. Kate Russo (40 mins/20 mins Q&A)

4:00 – 4:30 pm Discussion/Q&A with Panel

-break/prep for second engagement

BE SURE TO STOP BY CAFE GENEVIEVE’s CATERING TRUCK OUTSIDE FOR A SNACK DURING THE BREAK OR FOR THOSE ARRIVING AT THE EVENING EVENT! 

Evening/ Headline Event: A Total Community Event

5:00-6:00 pm Open House and Information Sharing at Dedicated Booths manned by Stakeholders with Cash Bar and Genevieve Catering Food Purchase Available

6:00-8:00 pm Presenting Dr. Kate Russo, Stakeholders with closeout Q&A with a panel of stakeholders

8:00-9:00 pm Celebrate: Return to Lobby for cash bar and reception amidst live music from Jackson Hole Community Jazz providing entertainment for all!  

ABOUT THE PROGRAM |PARTNERS, PANELISTS & FEATURED SPEAKERS

PANEL DISCUSSION   | Public Lands, Law Enforcement, Public Health & More!

INFORMATION BOOTHS |  Forest Service, Park Service, Emergency Service, Public Health, Town of Jackson and Teton County Wyoming Teton Eclipse, TVA & Jackson Hole Airport with support from community partners including:

Friends of Pathways – using alternative modes of transportation will be critical for locals and visitors

pARTners – celebrate the sun, moon and stars with a wonderful art project from local non-profit!

PAWS of Jackson Hole – there will be more mutt mitts needed at eclipse time!

Wyoming Stargazing has been a great partner and while they were on deck to help educate with scopes this evening, they are no longer able to do so, yet will be offering several events from now through August dedicated to eclipse education!

 

KATE RUSSO | Author, Psychologist, Eclipse Chaser

About Eclipse Expert:

Dr Kate Russo is an Author, Psychologist and Eclipse Chaser.

With a professional background in Psychology, Kate is a highly skilled Eclipse Planning Consultant.  She is one of the very few eclipse chasers worldwide who has experienced a total solar eclipse in her own home community, and knows first-hand the challenges involved in preparing a community for the total eclipse.  She was involved in eclipse planning for 2012 in Australia, and led the process in 2015 in the Faroe Islands.  Drawing upon her consulting and academic skills, she then researched and wrote the White Paper on Community Eclipse Planning – a document that has been used by hundreds of communities across the U.S. in preparation for the August total eclipse.  She has already helped many communities in the path in their approach to planning.

Along with her expertise in eclipse planning, Kate is the recognised authority on the total solar eclipse experience, and is the person who is most able to answer the key question – what is it like to experience a total solar eclipse? Not only is she able to talk from her personal experiences of seeing ten total solar eclipses, she can also share the experience of the hundreds of others she has surveyed and interviewed.   She has authored three books on the topic, and is in demand as a speaker and in the media before every eclipse.

Kate is participating live from her home of 20 years in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  She has Teton County firmly in her heart, as her own tour group of 30 international chasers will be based in the county for a week. Kate is delighted to be a part of this event, and is looking forward to an interactive session.

Web:  www.beingintheshadow.com FB:@Beingintheshadow Twitter:  @DrKateRusso

 

 

 

70-Day Special Event Rule Adopted by BCC for Eclipse

Teton Board of County Commissioners  has approved the 70- Day Rule for the time period surrounding the eclipse for County special events permits.  The standard policy for County special events is that they must be received at least 15 days prior to the event.  This rule will require that special events permits must be submitted at least 70 days prior to the event. The Sheriff’s Office is the primary recipient of special events permits, so they will have to enforce this rule, but all parties that review permits should know this from a planning standpoint as well.

The time period that this resolution impacts are special events that take place between August 16, 2017 through August 23, 2017.  This means that for this period of time, special events permits must be received by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office by June 7th, 2017 through June 14th, 2017 accordingly.

This is for County special events only.  The Town of Jackson implemented their own exception to their special events rule that requires 90 day notice, so theirs is a bit more strict than the County. That deadline is May 23, 2017.

Path of Totality Jackson, Wyoming Total Solar Eclipse

Since there hasn’t been a Total Solar Eclipse in the United States in 38 years, let alone one of the magnitude the 2017 Great American Eclipse presents,  experience and understanding of the science and terms can be somewhat confusing to the everyday citizen. Sure, maybe umbraphiles know what terms like the ‘totality’ and ‘centerline’ mean, but for the rest of us, there’s plenty of room for curiosity and confusion. Starting with – for one- what the heck is an “umbraphile.” Simply defined, it’s ‘one who loves eclipses and often travels to see them.’

To help the non-umbraphile’s out there, consulting resources like NASA’s glossary of Eclipse terms helps define these perhaps unknown known terms for the rest of the planet.

In 98 Days, the community’s surrounding  Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming will experience being on the path of totality during a Total Solar Eclipse. To be frank, this is a big deal in the astronomy world and in many ways, the global community. To help this community best prepare for the potential impact anticipated by increased visitors with a popular natural event , Town and County officials, along with Planning Partners are are hosting a free, public community event.

Teton Eclipse | A Total Community Event will educate and inform our whole community- businesses, community planners and individuals are all strongly encouraged to attend this event and learn more about what it means to be on the line of totality.

Get a great visual – to help illustrate that total path – it really speaks to the awesomeness of the confluence of being in a special place during a very special natural occurrence taking place from coast to coast across the United States this August 21, 2017.

 

Announcing…Official Eclipse Education & Celebration at The Center!

In continued joint-effort The Town of Jackson and Teton County Wyoming are pleased to announce the hosting of a major community-wide event May 24 at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. With the August 21, 2017 Great American Eclipse just over 100 days -out, the timely gathering will offer education and celebration of the upcoming celestial event.

The Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming are collaborating to streamline support functions and lessen community impact of increased visitors during August 21, 2017s Total Solar Eclipse.

County- wide education and sharing of essential information from key locations, businesses and community stakeholders will help drive awareness and any aid needed for a successful  natural event. Teton Eclipse’s Total Community Event on May 24, 2017 facilitates a free, public stage bringing together government agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals for collective planning, preparation, conduct and recovery for this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. 

Poster & event details: TetonEclipse_May24_

CHECK OUT THE CENTER EVENT PAGE & GET YOUR FREE TICKETS VIA THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS ONLINE HERE OR AT THE CENTER THEATRE BOX OFFICE

The event provides two dedicated and separate community engagements:

  • TETON ECLIPSE FOR BUSINESSES/STAKEHOLDERS | Educational Presentation & Panel Discussion featuring Eclipse Expert Dr. Kate Russo and a select panel of local planners and stakeholders to contribute and help answer Q&A to an invited and ticketed (limited) audience in the Center Theatre. Time: 3 pm – 5 pm.
  • TETON ECLIPSE FOR COMMUNITY | Short Film, Educational Presentation by Dr. Kate Russo followed by  Panel Q&A See below for agenda/run of show. 5 pm – 9 pm.  

DETAILS: DATE | TIME | HOSTS 

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 

Venue: Center for the Arts – lobby and theatre  

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Hosted By: The Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming 

In Partnership With: Stakeholders & Friends 

Admission: Free, Ticketed (325 for 3 pm Event and 500 Max for 5 pm event)

DEADLINE FOR ECLIPSE EVENT APPLICATION IS MAY 23, 2017

NOTICE FOR SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE:

Special Event Applications for Total Solar Eclipse special event requests within the Town of Jackson are due by Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Jackson Town Council moved to temporarily limit special event permit consideration to special event applications that are directly related to the viewing of the eclipse, free community events hosted by local non-profit groups, and/or historically established events be considered during the dates of Friday, August 18 through Tuesday, August 22 and extend the time period to which they can apply to 90-days before the event.

For additional information please contact the Town of Jackson’s Special Event Coordinator, Carl Pelletier at (307) 734-3488 or at cpelletier@townofjackson.com.

Awareness Event Coming to Jackson

Monday, April 10, 2017 | 7 pm at Wyoming Stargazing Office

1085 W. Highway 22, Unit 1111, Jackson WY

Join this Multiverse at UC Berkeley and Google Making & Science Sponsored Town Hall Meeting to learn about an exciting citizen science project, Eclipse Megamovie.  Jackson Hole’s prime location for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse brings the possibility to participate in an extraordinary compilation of data via crowdsourcing.  Sponsored by:

Multiverse at UC Berkeley
www.multiverse.ssl.berkeley.edu

Google Making & Science
https://makingscience.withgoogle.com

Questions? email multiverse@ssl.berkeley.edu

From Berkeley Multiverse: 

Goals of Town Hall:

1. Promote awareness of the 2017 total solar eclipse

2. Educate about the science of a total solar eclipse

3. Share eclipse activities (including Megamovie) that people can participate in from now until the eclipse

4. Share easily accessible resources about the eclipse (for educators and the general public alike)

5. Allow people to ask questions about the eclipse, and voice potential concerns (for instance about the number of out-of-town visitors that are expected).

6. Allow civic leaders and public service providers (especially those representing health and safety) to address the public’s questions and concerns about the eclipse and out-of-town visitors.

7. Find potential partners and other allies interested in possible collaborations leading up to and during the actual eclipse event in August 2017 (dependent upon available funding).
About Google Making & Science:

Google wants to inspire the next generation of scientists and makers by helping them develop a deeper understanding of the world around them. Through its Making & Science Initiative, Google will be working with Multiverse on the Megamovie project, as well as working with educators and nonprofits around the country.

Get Ready for the Great Eclipse

Back by Popular Demand!

Teton Eclipse in partnership with Parks & Recreation, Teton County Public Library and Wyoming Stargazing announces three encore presentations of the The Great Jackson Eclipse of 2017.

Check the flyer here & events page for engagements scheduled for May 22, June 12 and July 17, 2017 at the Teton County Library from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Lucky Locals | It’s Jackson’s Lucky Day

Top o’ the mornin’ from the Town of Jackson and Teton County, WY. Perhaps you’ve come to this temporary website to understand a little more about this “Lucky Local” stuff you’ve seen around town?

As the first known documented Total Solar Eclipse took place in Ireland in 3340 BC,  on St. Patrick’s Day in America,  it seems great time to kick off the conversation about what it means to be a local during a total solar eclipse. Are we lucky to be on the path of totality here in the Tetons? How will we deal with the anticipated uptick of visitors knowing that hotels have been sold out for months and maybe even years in advance? How lucky is Jackson and Teton County in fact? Eclipse enthusiasts certainly categorize anyone lucky enough to be on the path of totality as a lucky local.

Perhaps it’s all about perspective? Try your luck at learning more about the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017. The natural phenomenon is coming to the Tetons this summer. Don’t press your luck by not understanding the awesome event and what to expect. Here’s a great local safety guide to being prepared for Jackson’s Lucky Day.