TOMORROW @TCLIB | The Great Jackson Eclipse of 2017

JUNE 12 & JULY 17, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 pm

From Teton County Parks & Recreation:

The first Total Solar Eclipse to visit the U.S. in 38 years will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017.  Jackson Hole could offer one of the best places in the nation to view the total eclipse.  If skies are clear, the eclipse promises to be a spectacular astronomical event.  Samuel Singer, Executive Director of Wyoming Stargazing, will explore:  the documented history of solar eclipses and the science behind solar eclipses.

Public safety agencies have been planning since 2015 for the Total Solar Eclipse.  One issue that has come up is increasing community resilience to help limited public safety resources cope with the surge in visitors.  Businesses, residents and community organizations all need to be aware of the magnitude of this event and prepare accordingly.  Rich Ochs from Teton County Emergency Management will discuss our public safety planning efforts, issues the community may face, and simple steps locals can take to best prepare for this once in a lifetime event.

This program is offered in collaboration with Wyoming Stargazing, Teton County Emergency Management, Teton County Library and Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation.