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.

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Camping Option | Grand Targhee Opens Camping Options in Alta, Wyoming

Knowing that Eclipse inventory for in all categories is slim, the kind folks at Grand Targhee have decided to open the resort on the days surrounding and of the eclipse to Camping, RV Parking and Day Parking.

LEARN MORE FROM GRAND TARGHEE AND HERE’S A GLANCE AT VIEWING OFFERINGS via grandtarghee.com

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur and Grand Targhee Resort is in the path of totality. It has been almost 40 years since the last total solar eclipse crossed North America. In Alta, Wyoming the duration of totality will last approximately 2 minutes and 16 seconds. On the day of the eclipse, Grand Targhee Resort will only be open to guests who are camping, have a scenic chair lift ticket, or parking pass. Due to high demand, the resort will only sell a limited number of lift tickets, camping and parking passes.

THE GREAT AMERICAN TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF 2017 IS COMING TO THE TETONS!

Interested in learning more about this magnificent celestial event? Are you coming to Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park or Wyoming to view? Perhaps you live here and would like to learn more about the extraordinary natural phenomenon coming to the Tetons on August 21, 2017?

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